Despite the loss that puts Napoli in a difficult position, Benitez saw some positive signals tonight:
“We played a great match against one of the strongest team in Europe. Napoli showed character, we played an intense match, and high quality match. The positive side is that we made a good performance, the result was on the line until the end. We knew we should have scored twice or draw against a very strong team, it’s not easy”.
“Napoli is growing, we need to stay calm. For many minutes we maintained a high level and this is reassuring for the league. What is missing is what separates Dortmund from Napoli, a trainer that has worked in the same place for six year from one who has just arrived. They play very well, quickly, but my team showed personality, I’m satisfied for our attitude”.
“Our mentality is to win in every stadium, we showed it also today because we wanted to score since the first minutes. Last year they arrived in the final because they have amazing counters. Insigne played well when he entered the game, as Mertens against Parma. It’s important for us to have two players on form”.