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Wednesday February 19 2014
Reina: I'm happy at Napoli

Pepe Reina would be happy staying at Napoli beyond the end of the season, he’s admitted.

The goalkeeper is currently on loan at the Partenopei from Liverpool for the campaign.

But the Spain international has revealed that he would happily sign permanently with Rafa Benitez’s men.

“I'm very happy here and my family's happy too,” he told Piuenne television. “I'll be here right to the end, but not even I know what will happen after.

“I'm here now, but I've got to return to Liverpool, although it's unlikely I'll stay there.

“Benitez was the most important figure in me arriving here. He convinced me to join this ambitious project at a great club.

“Obviously I also wanted to get to know a different league while it was Liverpool who took the first step by not wanting me anymore because they were placing their faith in a younger goalkeeper.”

The shot-stopper then commented on his side’s fight for trophies on three fronts.

“We need to take things game by game, fighting on all fronts. Roma and Juve are not giving an inch, but now we're thinking about Europe.

“Thirteen points is a long way to be behind Juve, but we've always got to think positively, regardless of them.

“It's unlikely that they slip up now considering the pace they've sustained thus far, but it's up to us to do the impossible. We play every competition to win it.

“Now we're in the final [of the Coppa Italia], we want to win it, but we also know that Fiorentina are a great side.

“We've taken the first step, playing well against Roma and deserving to win and I'm delighted that we're now so close to winning.”

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