Benitez has claimed that the Stadio San Paoli faithful are helping his team through their support.
"With the fans passion they are conveying a positive energy," he posted on his official website.
"Their affection is really valued in a challenging season. The journey's going to be long, but we have a competitive squad that is working to its maximum.
"We are working well and the team is growing. All the players are concentrating on taking this project towards its intended aims - not only for this year, but for next as well."
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