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Rafa Benitez on Slovan Bratislava, says the team needs to be consistent


Napoli coach Rafa Benitez says his players have to be careful when they face Slovan Bratislava on Thursday in the Europa League.

The Partenopei were victorious against Sparta Prague two weeks ago and face a determined Frantisek Straka's side, eager to make amends for the 5-0 defeat against Young Boys in their first game of the group.

"We want to win, we are fully focused on tomorrow's match," Benitez said during his press conference.

"We want to do well in Europe, we already said one of our objectives is to qualify from the group stage so as to go as far as possible in the competition.

"We observed Slovan and we know they are quality, they are strong in defence and have fast strikers.

"I didn't really take in consideration the defeat against Young Boys because they played well and didn't deserve to lose.

"Winning is important but consistency is key, our objective has to be to win the next game and give consistency to our game.

"Against Sassuolo we showed character and personality, the same spirit I want to see from now on.

Asked if he will rotate players, Benitez added: "If I make changes I do it to win. I will start with those who feel physically better and ready to give their best.

"I will not say who will start, I'll just say that I will make some changes because we have two close games coming up. Whoever starts has to be ready and show that he's fully focused on the match.

"Only after tomorrow we will think of the Torino game."

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