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Napoli need to grow, says Higuain

3 December 2013 13:36

Gonzalo Higuain believes Napoli "need to grow" if they are to mount a serious challenge for the Serie A title this season.

The Argentine striker scored twice in his side's 4-2 victory over Lazio on Monday, which leaves Rafael Benitez's men in third, six points adrift of top club Juventus.

And Higuain is well aware of the challenge that lies ahead if Napoli are to keep pace with Juve and second-placed Roma.

"There is a long way to go yet in the season," he told Sky Sport Italia. "We are doing well and we need to grow.

"It (the Lazio match) was a fundamental game for us. We couldn’t afford to fall further behind the leaders.

"I’m very happy for myself and for the team, I managed to score and aid Napoli to victory."

Higuain has scored seven goals in 13 appearances for Napoli in Serie A this season.

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Lazio

W W W D L

2 - 4

Competition
Serie A
Date
2 December 2013
Game week
14
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 4
Venue
Stadio Olimpico (Roma)
Attendance
30000

Goals

0 - 1
24' G. Higuaín
 (assist by G. İnler)
V. Behrami (OG) 26'  
1 - 1
1 - 2
50' G. Pandev
 (assist by C. Maggio)
1 - 3
72' G. Higuaín
 (assist by G. Pandev)
B. Keita 88'  
2 - 3
2 - 4
90'+1 José Callejón
 (assist by D. Mertens)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
22
2 51'
29
26 68'
27
5
8
15
87
19
34
Coach: V. Petković
# Player Bookings
25
33
27 79'
5 76'
85 26'
11
88
19 50'
9 24' 72'
7 90+1'
24
Coach: Rafael Benítez

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Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +27 39
2 15 +17 35
3 16 +8 27
4 15 +9 26
5 15 +8 26

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