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Rafa Benitez: I don't believe Internazionale are in crisis


Napoli coach Rafa Benitez has dismissed suggestions that Internazionale are in crisis ahead of tomorrow's Italian Cup game.

The Nerazzurri are not going through a positive patch in the championship and Mauro Icardi and Fredy Guarin were involved in altercation with their own fans after the away defeat against Sassuolo.

But Benitez expects a difficult game on Wednesday night.

"I don't believe Internazionale are in crisis," Benitez said.

"They are a prestigious club and have a number of quality players in the squad. They are not enjoying a good spell in the championship but this can happen for a number of reasons.

"Luck is part of the game in football and it can happen to go through a bad patch."

Meanwhile, Benitez says he already has a plan for tomorrow's game.

"I met with the lads, I know what I want tomorrow and they know what to do," Benitez explained.

"We know how strong Internazionale are and we know that we have to play a very good game to qualify.

"We are the reigning champions and as I said before we want to lift this trophy again.

"We are physically and technically fit, we are using all our players and we know that [rotation] is the best way to reach our objectives from now until the end of the season."

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