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Rafa Benitez warns against complacency


Napoli coach Rafa Benitez has warned his side that Trabzonspor will be no easy game when they meet in the second leg of their Europa League clash on Thursday.

The Partenopei eased past the Turks 4-0 when they played at the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium last week, but the Spaniard wants his players to be fully focused on getting the job done against Ersun Yanal's men.

"We have a lead but we have to control the game," Benitez said.

"We did well in Turkey and if we get a chance to tomorrow, we will certainly do it.

"In Italy the mentality is that the mission is accomplished [after an easy win] but a team always has to be focused on the job.

"Whoever will start the game will have a chance to show his quality, the squad is becoming more and more mature and the scoreline [from the first leg] allows us to go out there without any additional pressure.

"But this doesn't mean we can relax.

"We are in a stage where even when we rotate we still start with a strong team, which is why I'm optimistic.

"Dries [Mertens will start], he had that incident against Sassuolo when he was red but when he plays he always contributes in a good way."

Asked if Napoli can reach the final of the competition, Benitez said: "I played so many games in Europe that I know that we should take it one game at a time because there is quality opposition in the Europa League."

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