Friday December 27 2013
Benitez: Serie A is a marathon

Boss Rafael Benitez is convinced his Napoli side are still in the Scudetto race – despite their recent form problems.

The Azzurri have fallen to third in the championship in recent weeks, 10 points adrift of Juventus and five points shy of Roma.

“We are taking part in a marathon,” the Spaniard noted to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper. “We’ve not even reached the half-way stage of the campaign.

“There are still 21 games to play…

“It may seem right now that it is a two-horse race, but there are 63 points still on offer and there is still time for destiny to be written.”

Juventus will entertain Roma in Serie A when the championship resumes following the winter break, while the Azzurri will host Sampdoria.

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