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Rafa Benitez expects tough game away at Verona


Napoli coach Rafa Benitez says Verona away from home will not be easy for his side.

The Partenopei continued their impressive run in the Europa League with a 3-1 win over Dynamo Moscow on Thursday but need the points in the Serie A to secure a top three finish.

"It will be a tough match," Benitez told Radio Kiss Kiss.

"The players know the atmosphere will be hot and the match will be difficult. Also the fact that we were in action on Thursday doesn't help.

"We have huge respect for Verona so we have to be ready for the game.

"[Sebastiano] Luperto will be in the squad, we'll then see who else to include [to replace Koulibaly, Strinic and Henrique].

"But I don't like to focus too much on who is missing. Today we will assess [Christian] Maggio and [Manolo] Gabbiadini. We are playing every three days so we have to be careful in how we use our players.

"It's not easy but our medical team is doing an exceptional job so I'm optimistic ahead of the last part of the season.

"Camilo [Zuniga] can make the difference like Lorenzo [Insigne]. Zuniga is already back in the squad and we wait for Insigne. I'm sure both of them will help us in the next months."

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