Benitez Disappointed with Entire Team after Draw

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez was furious after his team’s 1-1 draw in Livorno and claimed he’s not thinking about 2nd place in the table just yet.

“Especially in the first half we had control of the match, we should have done more in the last part of the match to win, it was a shame because we had to bring home the 3 points. 2nd place? Now I prefer not to talk about us reaching that position, we have to play one game at a time and just think about the next game. I’m disappointed with the whole team. We have enough quality in attack to not depend on Higuain, we also saw today that the team dribbles, goes up to the penalty area and then fails to finalize. Paletta? We didn’t try in January to bring him because we have quality defenders who are already strong.”

Source(s): Sky Italy

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