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Ancelotti “totally confident” of progressing

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is very confident that his team will make it to the semi-final of the UEFA Europa League despite their 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the quarter-final first leg at the Emirates Stadium.

A strike from Aaron Ramsey and an own goal by Kalidou Koulibaly gave the Gunners a comfortable lead ahead of their second leg at the Stadio San Paolo next week.

But Napoli are a formidable side at home and Arsenal have only recorded two away wins since last November.

“Totally confident. We know our support and stadium and we will try to win with two goals.

“We didn’t start the game well and the first half was not good. We had difficulties but second half was different to change. We have to try, we have 90 minutes again and we will do everything to try to move on.

“It’s difficult to say, it was two different games. First half really bad, second really better. We have to focus on the second half we played and do 90 minutes in Napoli.

“The goals we conceded were two mistakes. First a wrong pass, then the pressure we couldn’t control. We were worried at the start and paid with two goals but we have the possibility to change in the home game.

“We could score one goal, but they put a lot of pressure and were dangerous. It’s 2-0 and we have to think about the next game,” said the 59-year-old Italian.

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