Dries Mertens happy to fight for Napoli place

Napoli summer signing Dries Mertens is happy to fight for a starting place. The Belgium international joined from PSV Eindhoven for €9.7m.

Napoli summer signing Dries Mertens is happy to fight for a starting place.

The Belgium international joined from PSV Eindhoven for €9.7m.

“I am not afraid of competition,” he told Gazet van Antwerpen.

“Benitez was determined to sign me, he knows my qualities and I will be able to make my mark here.

“There are some great players at Napoli and I’ll try to give my best, just as I did at PSV. It wouldn’t be a problem if I sat on the bench a few times, as I’m sure I won’t lose my place in the Belgium side.”

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