Sunday July 21 2013
Pandev: 'Napoli post-Cavani'

Goran Pandev believes Napoli can still succeed under Rafa Benitez even after losing Edinson Cavani. “Now it’s up to us.”

Cavani was their top scorer last season and won the Serie A Capocannoniere title, but PSG activated the €63m clause in his contract.

“We must only thank Cavani for all he did at Napoli, giving so much for this jersey,” said Pandev at a Press conference.

“Now it’s up to us to do our best and score more goals. My natural role is second striker, while we have some very strong new signings and hope even more champions will arrive.

“We are trying out new things with Benitez and must only follow his instructions. There are a lot of expectations around us and we should win a trophy, as over the past few years we’ve only won a Coppa Italia.”

Pandev still sees Juventus as the favourites for the Scudetto, especially after the arrival of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente.

“We need more experience than last season, as for example dropping points against Sampdoria and Bologna proved fatal for our title chances.”

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