Lorenzo Insigne is not giving up on qualifying for the quarterfinals, as he believes Napoli can turn it around against Madrid despite losing 3-1 in the first leg.
Insigne put Napoli in front with a long-range strike in the eighth minute, but fell to goals from Benzema, Kroos and Casemiro.
The attacker has credited Madrid’s experience in the UCL for the victory, but believes they can turn it around at the San Paolo.
“The result clouds the real performance, but we are alive and kicking, you will see,” Insigne told Corriere dello Sport.
“Napoli will amaze you. We’ll find ourselves again, the side the people are accustomed to seeing. I also want to add that the 3-1 result lulls you into a false sense of security, because the gap was not so wide on the night.
“Real Madrid players are at the top level, but they are not monsters. We lacked something, perhaps a certain calm needed to express ourselves in our usual style, but there were times where we were able to pass it around and create chances.
“We are the same Napoli side who went unbeaten in 18 matches. The side who went into the break 1-1 with Real Madrid.
“I don’t think it was the stadium, but rather the fact Real are more accustomed to playing this type of match. They have it in their DNA and have won every trophy.
“We are on the right track, but still need to grow and to do that we have to go through games and disappointments like this.”