By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Napoli are currently third in the Serie A table, trailing lead leaders Juventus by five points after their 1-1 draw agsint Torino over the weekend.
Mazzarri believes that Napoli were never in contention for the title in the first place and that the title talk at the start of the season among the fans was too much.
"During the summer, our fans were made to believe that we were among the favourites to win the title, but I don't really know why to be honest," he told Tuttosport.
"The fans are now disappointed because of the high expectations that were created ahead of the season.
"However, we are doing better than last campaign at this stage in terms of points collected, which shows that the team has a good spirit."
Napoli will next play Dnipro in the Europa League on Thursday.