Tuesday July 21 2015
Hamsik: 'Benitez never changed!'

Marek Hamsik continued his attack on Rafa Benitez, saying the ex-Napoli Coach “used the same system for two years.”

The midfielder seems relieved after Don Rafa left to take over at Real Madrid, welcoming new boss Maurizio Sarri with open arms.

“I like the new 4-3-1-2 system,” Hamsik told Mediaset Premium ahead of today’s friendly against Anaune.

“The Coach and I spoke several times and decided to try me out in a three-man midfield. It is my old position, but a little different to the way I played a few years ago.

“Benitez? We used the same system for two years. In all that time, we never changed once. This squad has a lot of quality and we’ve brought in new players too.

“I think Lorenzo Insigne can do very well as a trequartista, because he is so quick in tight spaces.

“The real coup was keeping Gonzalo Higuain. He is fundamental, as he scored 60 goals in two years. Losing a player like that would’ve been tough.”

Napoli: Rafael; Maggio, Albiol, Luperto, Ghoulam; Inler, Valdifiori, De Guzman; Insigne, Callejon, Gabbiadini