Napoli coach Benitez pleased with Arsenal draw

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez was pleased with their 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Emirates Cup.

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez was pleased with their 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Emirates Cup.

The Partenopei certainly impressed in the Emirates Cup this afternoon, taking an early 2-0 lead through Lorenzo Insigne and Goran Pandev.

Pepe Reina also saved an extremely controversial Lukas Podolski penalty, but the difference in fitness levels showed through in the final 20 minutes and Arsenal completed a comeback.

“It was a good game, we had quality and showed what we can do,” smiled Benitez after the 2-2 draw.

“Reina is a top player and he, along with the other new arrivals, will improve as time goes on. We lacked intensity in possession when Arsenal pressed us, especially in the second half.

“Napoli are a club who want to grow, so we are working to improve. This is a great side in Italy and we’re working to become strong in Europe too.”

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