Monday December 16 2013
Napoli will be tough, admits Laudrup

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup admits Europa League opponents Napoli will be a massive test for his outfit.

The Premier League side have been drawn against the Azzurri in the last 32 of the competition following the latter’s demotion from the Champions League.

“It is probably the hardest tie we could have had,” the former Lazio and Juventus player told the Swansea website.

“I said before the draw that I felt Napoli and Juventus were the best teams in the competition. But I also said that my players and our fans deserved a big club.

“Napoli is certainly a big club, with a very good team and a top manager.

“They won all their home games in the Champions League and for a club to fail to qualify after picking up 12 points is unheard of. 

“It is certainly a tie for everyone to look forward to. It will be a great experience for the team, the club, the fans and the city.”

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