Rafa Benitez said Napoli’s 1-0 success at Sassuolo was “a victory for the team that rewarded our mentality.”
Jose Callejon got the only goal at the Mapei Stadium, though the hosts hit the crossbar late on.
“I see this as a victory for the team that rewarded our mentality,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“We only suffered for the final 10 minutes. Clearly every victory can help and we proved that we deserved more from this season.
“Today we were all united and we earned three important points. We worked very well in defence and Sassuolo only created problems with long balls. We were balanced.
“Higuain hasn’t scored in Serie A yet, but he can make the difference with assists too. We know that there are many players in this squad who can get goals.
“I think we still need to improve, but I am satisfied with this victory. We know that we are a strong club who deserved to win more games this term.”