"Here we can win the Scudetto," he told Corriere del Mezzogiorno. "It's not going to be easy and it's a long season.
"But we have the right mentality to win.
"Benitez is very different [to former Coach Jose Mourinho], but as characters and with their methods of work, they are the best in the world.
"They have the same ideas when it comes to keeping the group together."
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