Goran Pandev backs Rafael Benitez to win silverware at Napoli
Rafael Benitez is set on a mission to revamp Napoli. The former Liverpool manager has raised alarms in Italy by signing a couple of big names. It appears as if the Spaniard has every intention of challenging to the Serie A title next season.
Napoli forward Goran Pandev believes Rafael Benitez has the potential to help the club climb up the table. Goran Pandev has backed the former Chelsea coach to help Napoli win silverware and titles.
Big things are expected from Rafael Benitez at Napoli, after the Spaniard spent a successful spell as interim manager at Chelsea. Goran Pandev, who fell into the shadows of Edinson Cavani, claims Rafael Benitez is the right man for the Napoli job.
“He’s more serene than he was when I worked with him at Inter,” Goran Pandev said. “He has already won a lot, we just have to follow him. We’re at Napoli now and it’s all going to be different to how it was in Milan.”
Goran Pandev believes Rafael Benitez’s ability to win silverware is exactly what Napoli need right now. Rafael Benitez managed to win the Club World Cup under difficult circumstances with Inter Milan before winning the Europa League in a similar situation at Chelsea last season.
“We represent a huge club,” Goran Pandev added. “We should be aiming for big trophies and we must stop hiding. We haven’t won much so far - the Coppa Italia does not really count.”
Goran Pandev insists Napoli are in contention for the league title this season, after they managed to finish second last year. Goran Pandev claims the key to success will be winning “easy” games.
“We won’t repeat the same mistakes from last season which saw us lose the Scudetto against small clubs,” Goran Pandev added. “With Benitez, we’ll play a different game and we could have a great deal of success. As long as we all go into double figures, which is what Benitez is asking, then we’re not even going to notice the absence of Cavani.
“Benitez wants us to be more compact and to push further up the field. Our first friendly showed that we’re following him and now we’re waiting to face a stronger side to check things, maybe with the help of some new players.
“The club is looking for a new striker and let’s hope he comes soon.”