Benitez Speaks Before Coppa Italia Clash

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez spoke today on the eve of his team’s clash with the Giallorossi. The Spaniard remains that confident that, even though they are struggling, Napoli can give Roma a difficult task.

The quality of Roma?
“They have a good equilibrium, dribbling, and experience as De Rossi, handles the ball and the game well. On defense they are strong, but if we do the things we did in the first game along with a little luck we can do well.”

The “tour de force” comes at the worst time?
No, it is better to have this problem. It means that we are in all competitions. If we continue like this, then it’s why we will do well in the Italian Cup and Europa League.”

Tomorrow the team will make calculations?
“No, the key for us is to try to make goals.”

In Rome, Napoli played very well, you have no regrets from that match?
“This is our second occasion, the first time we had great possession. Now it will be different, we do not look back. They are strong, but we will be prepared. Yesterday I saw that the players are ready, they were quiet but I don’t stop preparing for anything.”

Roma this week has not played a single game. They have an advantage?
“If I say yes it’s not an excuse, but a reality.”


The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.