Wednesday October 16 2013
Benitez: 'Napoli can beat Roma'

Rafa Benitez is looking forward to facing Roma Coach Rudi Garcia on Friday and believes “Napoli can beat anyone.”

The game at the Stadio Olimpico has been brought forward to 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) due to a protest march in the city on Saturday.

“Roma are a strong and dangerous team who have found the right balance,” Benitez told TG1.

“It will be a difficult game for Napoli, even if we are not afraid of anyone. If we play the way we know how, then we can beat anyone.

“Garcia is a very intelligent Coach who I know well. When I was at Liverpool, I played against his Lille side and it is always very difficult to face his teams.

“Roma also have an advantage over us, as they only have to play once a week, whereas we have the Champions League and that counts for a lot.

“We haven’t had the opportunity to exchange ideas since we’ve both been in Italy, as we just haven’t had time. On Friday we will take advantage of the chance to speak.”

Meanwhile, Gonzalo Higuain took part in training today and is expected to start against Roma.