The Partenopei will not feature in any European competition this season after finishing seventh in the 2019/20 Serie A table, which is their worst league campaign in a decade.
“Winning the first game is important, it gives you confidence, but we know that there is still a long way to go,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. “A lot of work has been done and we have the right men to compete in a great championship.
“Having people like [Kostas] Manolas and [Kalidou] Koulibaly is important, we work to avoid conceding goals also because in attack we have players who can win matches.”
“The first objective is to return to the Champions League, but we also want to fight for the championship.”
“There is a great relationship with Meret, I help him to improve,” he added.
“We have a great relationship and this is fundamental. I am always ready to help him when he needs it. He is a great talent.”