Benitez: Athletic the toughest

Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez admits his side have been handed the toughest Champions League draw possible in Athletic.

The Spanish tactician’s team finished third in last season’s Serie A and were seeded for the draw in Nyon today.

However, the same was not true of the Basque side and they were by common consensus the team to avoid for the big guns.

“Out of the five possible opponents, with Athletic we have definitely got the most difficult draw,” Benitez admitted to reporters.

“They are a team who play good football and their 50,000 home crowd at San Mames give them great support.

“It will be a good tie and a very intense contest. Without doubt, Napoli are convinced we can reach our objective.”

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