Tuesday November 19 2013
Behrami: Juve defeat was harsh

Valon Behrami says Napoli’s defeat to Arsenal was harder to accept than the 3-0 loss at Juventus.

“The reverse in Turin left a mark on us for a whole week,” the Swiss international told the Corriere del Ticino.

“But what caused us more harm was not being able to compete in the loss to Arsenal in the Champions League.

“The 3-0 we suffered at Juventus is a misleading scoreline because it suggests that we were not in the game.

“Yet that is not true because we were the side playing football in the second period.”

Napoli are now third in the table, three points behind Juventus and four shy of leaders Roma after 12 games.

“We got back on track even after the defeat against Roma,” the former Fiorentina player noted.

“We have discussed things with boss Rafael Benitez, there is no cause for alarm and we found positive aspects even in defeat.”

Napoli will entertain Parma in Week 13.