Napoli President Confirms Support for Benitez
Naples – Napoli and Rafael Benitez continues to come under scrutiny after failing to qualify for the Champions League. But club president Aurelio de Laurentiis has reiterated its support for the coach.
Napoli failed to advance to the group phase of the Champions League after a 2-4 aggregate defeat of Athletic Bilbao and should be relegated to the Europa League. This failure to get the sharp focus of fans Partenopei also marks the beginning of a bad 2014-2015 season.
Increasingly sharp scrutiny leads to Benitez after Napoli narrowly failed to win in the first game Come to the headquarters of Serie A. Genoa last weekend, Gonzalo Higuain et al. almost closed the match with the score at 1-1 before a last-minute injury time winning goal through Jonathan de Guzman.
De Laurentiis admitted his team did not start smoothly, one of the reasons was the World Cup off the players who make late achieve the best fitness level. But he believes Marek Hamsik et al. will soon return to the top of the game, with a record of getting the full support of the fans.
“If I listened to everyone’s opinion, I could–be deaf. I just listen to Rafa. Indeed you can not guarantee success for many reasons, but I believe Rafa,” said De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss.
“We must respect the economic parameters are placed UEFA to us. Knocked out of the Champions League made ??us lose 35 million euros. Athletic and out of control. They play it out., But I guarantee we will remain resilient,” he continued.
“We have many players who went to the World Cup and not yet fully fit. Look Higuain, he should not appear in the playoffs, but he was forced to play because he is a good professional figure,” added this perfirlman entrepreneurs.
“We can not release all of the hard work that has been done so just because of one defeat. We need the confidence of the fans. Players and coaches can come and go, but the fans are always here,” said De Laurentiis as reported by Football Italia.
Criticism of Napoli actually not limited to the results learned so far. Naples club is also not particularly active in the transfer market. Only four players who earned Benitez of stock buying and selling players this summer that, Kalidou Koulibaly, Michu, De Guzman, and David Lopez.