NAPOLI NEWS

Napoli’s Europa League opponents Swansea City have parted company with manager Michael Laudrup.
There is good news for Napoli, as Valon Behrami is back in the squad for tomorrow’s Coppa Italia clash with Roma.
Rudi Garcia doesn’t believe that his men will be at an advantage when they face Napoli tomorrow, having had the weekend off.
Rafa Benitez has defended his penchant for rotating Napoli’s line-up, as he insists Champions League qualification is their priority.
Giovanni Trapattoni has mused that Rafa Benitez needs to remember he is in Italy and not Spain or England, when applying certain philosophies.
Jorghino’s agent has insisted that the Napoli playmaker is not annoyed with Rafa Benitez for leaving him out of the Europa League squad.
New signing Jorginho is the surprise omission from Napoli’s squad for their Europa League knockout campaign, which was announced today.
Vincent Candela has stoked the flames ahead of the Coppa Italia semi-final by claiming Roma have a better Coach than opponents Napoli.
Napoli have received a timely boost with the news that Swiss midfielder Valon Behrami has returned to training with the San Paolo side.
Stefano Colantuono considered his Atalanta side to have ‘flirted with perfection’ in defeating Napoli yesterday 3-0.
Suggestions in Italy are that continued bad weather conditions in Rome could put at risk Roma’s Coppa Italia first-leg semi-final with Napoli.
Rafa Benitez concedes Napoli paid the price for “individual errors” in a 3-0 defeat to Atalanta.
Stefano Colantuono explained Atalanta’s approach to beat Napoli 3-0. “We knew they weren’t very sharp.”
Error-prone Napoli were crushed by Atalanta, Lazio sank Chievo, Verona ruined Alberto Malesani’s Sassuolo debut and Catania-Livorno was a six-goal thriller.
Napoli need to get back to winning ways, but face a very difficult trip to Atalanta without Gonzalo Higuain.
Stefano Colantuono acknowledges “Napoli are superior, but Atalanta can play for a result” in Bergamo.
Sassuolo signing Paolo Cannavaro admits he “wanted to end my career at Napoli, but I wasn’t given the chance. I stayed silent.”
Rafa Benitez prepares Napoli to face Atalanta and noted “we filled the roles we were looking for with quality players.”
Napoli have included new buy Faouzi Ghoulam in the squad for tomorrow’s match with Atalanta, but not Henrique.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez paid tribute to “the wise man of Hortaleza,” as former Spain manager Luis Aragones has died aged 75.