Sunday September 21 2014
Strama 'did not expect this Napoli'

Udinese Coach Andrea Stramaccioni confessed he was “surprised” by Rafa Benitez’s choices for Napoli.

A reshuffled side lost 1-0 at the Stadio Friuli thanks to a goal from Danilo Larangeira.

“We had in our mind an approach to take away Napoli’s strengths,” Stramaccioni told Sky Sport Italia.

“Our midfielders made life difficult for them with a very aggressive attitude in midfield. Then we became more daring as the game went on and were rewarded for it.

“I must admit I wasn’t expecting to see Napoli like this, even if when they introduced certain players from the bench you could still tell they are one of the best teams in Serie A.

“Why did they make those choices? Nobody more than Benitez knows the condition of his players.”

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