Saturday September 14 2013
Benitez: 'Early to judge Napoli'

Rafa Benitez believes Napoli’s strength is their unity, but “it’s still early to judge” after they went top of the table.

Inter and Juventus held each other up this evening, so the Partenopei are the only team with a 100 per cent record after three rounds, awaiting Fiorentina and Roma’s results.

“I am very satisfied, as we won and also rotated the squad to preserve energy,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia after a 2-0 victory over Atalanta.

“The key to this team is the cohesion of the group. The fans must always stay this close to us, as their support is fundamental.

“We’re top of the table, but we should stay calm, as it’s still early to judge.”

Napoli struggled to break Atalanta down until Marek Hamsik and Jose Maria Callejon came off the bench.

“I rotated the squad because some players were tired after international duty,” continued Benitez.

“Callejon is a very important player for us, because his movements are different to the others we have in the squad. In a game like this with limited spaces, he becomes decisive.”

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