Napoli manager Rafa Benitez expects 'tough' game against Trabzonspor

Napoli manager Rafa Benitez expects ‘tough’ game against Trabzonspor


Napoli’s manager Rafael Benitez has stated that he expects a tough game against Trabzonspor in the Europa League Round of 32 clash.

Trabzonspor host Napoli at the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium on the 19th of February.

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“We have analysed how Trabzonspor play and their players in recent weeks,” Benitez told Anadolu Agency (AA) reporters.

“However we are concentrating on our match in the league first.

“Turkish fans are known for creating great atmospheres and I am sure we will be in for a tough game.”

The Black Sea based club qualified for the Round of 32 by finishing Europa League Group L in second place. Napoli finished Group I in first place to secure their place in the second round of the competition.

The Serie A side are currently third in the league behind Roma And Juventus. Benitez’s side have recorded four victories in a row and have won six of their last seven games.

Trabzonspor are sixth in the Turkish SUper League with 30 points in 19 games.