Rafa Benítez

Napoli #0 - Manager

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Napoli aiming for the title

Failing to qualify for the Champions League may just be the best thing to happen to Napoli -- if they can concentrate properly on chasing the Serie A scudetto, of course.

So... now what?

With Napoli booted from the Champions League, it's time to sit down and assess what the next step is.

Athletic Bilbao 3, Napoli 1: Out with a whimper

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A flat first half gave way to a horror show of a second half, and Napoli are out of the Champions League.

Dries Mertens must start against Athletic Bilbao

Let's make no bones about this: if Napoli want to win their Champions League Playoff tie, then their Belgian winger absolutely must start this match.

Rafa sees Zuniga as more than just a wing back

We already know he can play on either side of the back line, but can Camilo Zuniga do more than that? Rafa Benitez thinks so.

Napoli have the experience to beat Bilbao

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Napoli and Athletic Bilbao may have never met in a competitive fixture, but that doesn't mean the Azzurri players don't know how to get the win over the La Liga side.

Rafa happy with PSG performance, looks to Bilbao

Napoli's manager takes more positives than negatives from his side's performance in yesterday's loss to PSG, and feels his side is more than ready for the challenges to come.

Rafa: Napoli "ready" for Athletic Bilbao Challenge

Napoli have arguably been handed the toughest draw of the Champions League Playoff round by being paired with Athletic Bilbao, but the club's manager is confident that his side can rise to the...

And it's...Athletic Bilbao!

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Napoli have drawn what's possibly the most challenging non-seeded team in the tournament, and will face Athletic Bilbao in Champions League qualifying.

Big trouble in little Dimaro?

Apparently it was a stressful day at the Dimaro, as Jose Callejon was kicked out of a morning training session and Valon Behrami stormed out in the afternoon.

Rafa: "We are ready to fight for the Scudetto"

In an interview with Marca, Napoli's manager revealed that he thinks his side can be a force in this year's Serie A title race.

Benitez and Staff Already Working On Preseason

With pre-season training about to open up, Napoli's manager and his staff are already planning how they want to go, and working to see who else they might want to bring in.

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