Naples – Napoli coach, Rafael Banitez, called his team deserved to come out as a winner in the match against Inter Milan. Benitez also praised the two players, Faouzi Ghoulam and Gonzalo Higuain.
Napoli rid of Inter in Coppa Italia quarterfinal. In the match at the San Paolo, Thursday (05/02/2015) pm dawn, Partenopei won 1-0 thanks to goals from Higuain in injury time.
“Tonight we deserved to win over a top level team,” said Benitez told Rai Sport.
“Inter have individuals who are outstanding and deserves a higher position in the Serie A. With the bench saw them alone, they should be the Scudetto challengers,” said the former coach of Inter’s.
“Do I take revenge? I now have repeatedly against Inter. Everyone knows what happened there. But, now we’ve forgotten. I was in a club where we work well together and all have a good relationship,” said Benitez.
Higuain scored in injury time begins throw-in taken by Ghoulam. Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia, looked surprised to throw Ghoulam, who immediately accepted Higuain in the penalty box. The next Higuain easily beat goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo.
“Ghoulam have this capability and it is always an additional option for the team. We spent a whole week to discuss this throw-in by telephone when he was playing in the African Cup,” joked Benitez.
“Higuain is a great striker and I think he is one of the best in the world. I’ve worked with a lot of great strikers, including Raul when he was only 16 years old,” he said.
(mfi / roz)