Sunday September 1 2013
Benitez: 'Napoli at 70 per cent'

Napoli won both their opening Serie A games, scoring seven goals, but Rafa Benitez insists “the team is at 70 per cent.”

The Partenopei crushed Bologna 3-0 last week and on Saturday conquered Chievo 4-2 at the Bentegodi.

“There are some things still to improve, I think the team is at 70 per cent and we still have time to grow and become even more competitive,” he told his official website.

“What I really liked is the type of game that the players are showing on the field. This is a new team; a different system and we are giving everything to get to the top.

“Now we have a break in the competition, but we will continue along this path. I am very confident and satisfied after these two matches.”

Marek Hamsik has been the stand-out star, scoring four goals in the first two games of the season.

“Marek has a great ability to lose the defender, always coming at the right time. Right now it is the strength of the whole team, but Gonzalo Higuain has also done his part - creating space up-front.

“For me the collective is what is important and we are having a great response. We have to analyze mistakes, adapting and working with great intensity.

“The mentality of the team and the performances are very pleasing for me.”

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