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Napoli attacker Dries Mertens hails victory over Benfica

Napoli attacker Dries Mertens hailed their 4-2 victory over Champions League opponents Benfica.

The Partenopei have a 100 per cent record in the tournament so far, beating Dynamo Kiev 2-1 as well.

“We are playing well and the performance was perfect apart from the two goals we conceded at the end," Mertens told Mediaset Premium.

The Belgian bagged a brace, while Arek Milik and Marek Hamsik were also on target. Without Gonzalo Higuain, we play more as a team unit. We all want to give more compared to last season and so far we're doing that.

“My celebration was the one our kit-man Tommaso does. He and the others who work behind the scenes here are extraordinary people."

It's surprising to think Maurizio Sarri only made his Serie A debut with Empoli in 2014.

“Sarri is very important for us and truly a Coach who should've been in the Champions League sooner. He is an excellent tactician."

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