Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis respects Swansea, but thinks the Azzurri have what it takes to progress in the Europa League.
The two sides were today drawn with each other in the last 32 of the competition following the Azzurri’s Champions League exit.
“Swansea are a good side, but we have a chance to qualify and we must win,” the movie mogul was quoted as saying on UEFA.com.
“Rafael Benitez, our Coach, knows Premier League football better than anybody else, so this could be an advantage for us.
“We just need patience because we are building something very strong at Napoli.”
The Stadio San Paolo outfit were demoted from Europe’s premier club competition despite finishing level on 12 points with group qualifiers Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal.
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