Dries Mertens calls Napoli’s win over Milan “a deserved victory” as he came on and scored the winning goal.
A Piotr Zielinski brace restored parity before Mertens came off the bench to score the winner as Napoli completed the comeback to win 3-2 from two goals down.
“It’s wonderful to see the stadium packed, as usually in August people are on the beach. The fans really helped us in this fightback,” the Belgian told DAZN, via Football Italia.
“It’s a strong squad, and we had 91 points last season. Now we must continue building on that, take it one game at a time and try to win.
“At the end of the day, it was a deserved victory.”
After coming off the bench to win the game, he spoke of his role as a super-sub.
“There are so many strong players; it’s natural that some have to go on the bench, even if we all deserve to play. I was tired after a long World Cup, and Milik is doing very well.”