Beck relishing striking form
Edinson Cavani believes that his Napoli side are close to
realising their dream of winning the Serie A title.
Napoli currently sit in second place in the table after Monday’s
1-0 away victory against Cagliari, and have realistic hopes of
winning their first Scudetto since 1990.
Striker Cavani has been key to the club’s revival in recent
seasons, and is once again the club’s top scorer with eight league
goals during the current campaign. The Uruguayan has spoken of his
happiness at the club and belief that league success is an
“I came here to enter in the people’s hearts and leave a mark on
the history of the club,” Cavani told
“This is a sensational period and for this reason I must thank
my family. When I am on the pitch I want to win at all costs. The
Scudetto? It isn’t a far-off dream.”
Cavani’s team-mate Marek Hamsik believes the club’s serene
progress in the Europa League will assist the title assault.
“It was very important to reach the next round in the Europa
League with a game to spare so we can better concentrate on the
league,” Hamsik said.
“I want four wins up to Christmas, starting obviously against
Pescara; a game that is easy on paper.”
The two clubs are set to meet in a highly charged FA Cup
second-round clash this weekend, the first game between them since
AFC were formed 10 years ago in response to Wimbledon’s move to
“They asked us not to (go),” Robinson told the Football League
“That’s what we’ve got to respect. They played at Morecambe at
the weekend and (MK Dons scout) Alex Rae went down. We’ve watched
DVDs and everything else and we’ve tried to do our job.
“We’re a professional football club and we’ve got to rise above
any negativity. I’m sure AFC Wimbledon want to do the same.”
AFC Wimbledon have told BBC Sport that MK Dons staff were
welcome at Kingsmeadow but suggested they should not wear club
clothing. The club also expressed concern that Robinson’s presence
at the ground could prove inflammatory.
Beck struck a brace in Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Yeovil to take
his goal tally this season to three, following a crucial equaliser
in the Capital One Cup victory against Ipswich in September.
The 18-year-old Beck is one of three teenagers to have impressed
for the Cumbrians this term, alongside Brad Potts and Dave
He told the Carlisle News & Star: “I’m over the moon to get
off the mark in the league and for the lads to get such a good away
“I was more pleased with the second one. I watched it come down,
hit it first time and as soon as I hit it I knew it was going
straight in. Luckily for me, that’s what happened.
“I’ve been given my chance and hopefully I’ll stay in the team
and score more goals.”