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Benevento coach Inzaghi proud of players in Napoli defeat

Benevento coach Filippo Inzaghi was proud of his players in defeat to Napoli.

Roberto Insigne opened the scoring for Benevento at the Stadio Vigorito, but Lorenzo Insigne and substitute Andrea Petagna turned it around.

“I am proud of my lads, they did something extraordinary," declared Inzaghi.

“That's the right mentality, we never gave up. We made a great effort and I tried to help the team in the second half. Maybe we would have deserved a draw.

“Only a miracle can save you when you play against these teams and we went close to doing it.

“They beat Juventus last season and I am happy because I see a team that make big sides struggle. It happened against Roma and today.

“These games must help us to grow but we always hope we can bring points home, we had our chances and we forced Napoli to celebrate as they had beaten a top club.

“We conceded a goal when we were down to ten men as [Gaetano] Letizia was out with an injury. Napoli could throw in big players from the bench.

“If you want to do a miracle in these games you have to give it all and hope they are not at their best. But even if they are, they can still sub in players like [Andrea] Petagna and [Matteo] Politano. My players deserve the praise of our fans it must boost our self-confidence."

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