Benitez Not Want Failed Called
Naples – Napoli in the Coppa Italia Removal of added pressure on the allenatore, Rafael Benitez. But Benitez is still not willing to conclude that this season is a failure to Napoli.
Napoli failed to defend his title after being knocked Lazio Coppa Italia semi-final round. In the second leg match at the Stadio San Paolo on Thursday (09/04/2015) pm dawn, Napoli lost 0-1 to the visitors (aggregate 1-2).
Defeat the bad records extend Napoli. Gonzalo Higuain et al. already past five games in all competitions without a win, with three games of which ended in defeat. Throughout the five games, Napoli only scored one goal. This is the worst rate since March 2013 Napoli.
In Serie A, Napoli ambition to get into the Champions League zone also began hampered. After failing to win in five games, Napoli has now thrown out of the euro zone to sixth with 47 points, behind eight points from Lazio in third.
Napoli trend today is much different compared to earlier in the season. After closing the 2013/2014 season with the title of the Coppa Italia, Napoli then won the Supercoppa Italia by beating Juventus.
A series of poor results this makes Benitez into the spotlight. Nevertheless, he considered that the season was not a failure to Napoli.
“It depends on where we started and where we want to finish. We have to keep going in every game and give 100 percent,” said Benitez told Rai Sport as quoted by Football Italia.
“We have to wait until the end of the season to see what happens. We created a lot of chances tonight,” said the Spaniard about his team’s performance against Lazio.
“I think the entry into the semifinals and quarterfinals of the Europa League is something valuable. The attitude of the team and the chances we created clear,” he said.
Europa League is now the only hope Napoli to win a trophy. Partenopei has reached the quarterfinals and will face Wolfsburg.