Benitez: Napoli Are Stronger than Roma

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez spoke after his team’s 1-0 victory in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals against Lazio. Napoli will meet Roma in the semi-finals on February 5th and February 12th.

“Lazio showed their strength and pace, but we deserved to win and continued to play with intensity until the end. Roma are a very strong side and have an advantage, as they only need to play one game per week. They are not stronger than Napoli, it makes a huge difference preparing for matches in two days as opposed to six.”

Source(s): RAI

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