NAPOLI NEWS

Rafa Benitez insists his Napoli team will take the Europa League seriously, but maintains the Vesuviani must use their whole squad.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez admits his side haven’t been good enough defensively this term, but insisted the Partenopei are targeting trophies.
Michu and Marek Hamsik will not feature in Napoli’s Europe League game with Young Boys, as Rafa Benitez has explained.
Walter Gargano says he prefers Rafa Benitez approach at Napoli to that of Walter Mazzarri, as he expresses gratitude to the Spaniard.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio believes Inter, Fiorentina, Napoli and Torino are wise not to underestimate the Europa League.
Rafa Benitez has commented on the positive atmosphere he sees at Napoli’s training facilities these days.
Following another exciting weekend that saw Juventus grab back top spot Dave Taylor picks his best XI from Serie A’s Week 10.
Napoli have confirmed that they have signed Lorenzo Insigne to a new contract, committing him until June 2019.
Raul Albiol’s brother and agent says that the defender intends to stay put at Napoli regardless of Rafa Benitez’s decision at the end of the season.
Antonio Conte could field Lorenzo Insigne in central midfield in Italy’s upcoming matches with Croatia and Albania.
Marek Hamsik was still left with regrets after Napoli beat Roma 2-0. “We should’ve scored many more goals.”
Napoli are reportedly planning a £12m January swoop for Newcastle United’s Cheick Tiote.
Napoli director Riccardo Bigon told naysayers they should acknowledge good buys like David Lopez and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Max Allegri said the Juventus victory at Empoli and Roma’s defeat to Napoli proves critics were too quick to judge.
Roma director Walter Sabatini insists a 2-0 defeat to Napoli left them “only moderately worried.”
Rafa Benitez denied the 2-0 victory over Roma was Napoli’s best performance under his reign. “Of course there are regrets.”
Rudi Garcia admits Napoli “were the better team today and deserved to win,” but slammed Roma’s attitude.
Rafa Benitez said Napoli should continue in the vein of today’s 2-0 win over Roma. “One game at a time.”
Gonzalo Higuain scored one and set up another for Jose Callejon, while Napoli hit the woodwork twice to beat joint Serie A leaders Roma 2-0.
Morgan De Sanctis said Roma intend to “stay top until the end” of the season, but appealed for calm at Napoli.