Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti previewed the upcoming showdown at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Monday evening between the Partenopei and Roma.
The former Roma boss, who spent seven years with the club, warned his side the Giallorossi pose a danger.
“We really lacked balance against Fiorentina,” Spalletti told the media during his pre-match press conference.
“Roma is a tricky test for us, but we’re also a threat to them. We’ll have to be careful and pay attention in each department of the pitch.”
He added, “It’s also important we stay compact and not get stretched out, leaving ourselves exposed at the back.”
“I’ve always admired Mourinho and it’s true I’ve never beaten him. Considering he’s on his way to becoming a legend, it’d obviously mean a lot if we managed to win. But I’ve always appreciated Mourinho’s ability to get across what he thinks.”
“You don’t win with words like ‘let’s go, come on, let’s go’, but by doing what you have to do against a strong opponent.”