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Napoli coach Benitez says Italian football too defensive

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez has called on Italian football not to be so defensive.

Benitez feels the culture of Serie A football is hurting their progress in Europe.

"European football is attacking football and that is what the television audiences and the fans like," Benitez said.

"Italian football however concerns itself a lot with not conceding goals.

"A change in mentality is necessary. How a team defends can be decisive, but not always.

"In Italy everyone talks about playing with three at the back, but really there are 11 men behind the ball!"

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