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Napoli coach Benitez calls for fans to keep faith after team bus attacked

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez is determined not to lose his relationship with fans.

Napoli saw the team bus physically attacked by their own fans when driving away from the 2-0 Europa League loss to Young Boys in Switzerland on Thursday.

"The fans have no doubt over my attachment to this city. They know I want to win for them. What happened in Berne was very serious and senseless for a team like ours. We work hard for Napoli and I am sure the fans know that. I was upset and our fans know that protest was not positive.

"We all want to win every game, but I cannot see the trip to Young Boys as the most decisive of the season. I do what I can to make Napoli great on the international scene. If the game with Young Boys is a decisive one... then I must be the one who is wrong.

"The infrastructure must be improved not for me, but for Napoli. Everything I do will remain here for any other Coach. The growth of the club can therefore occur with or without me."

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