New Napoli player within the week, says Benitez

The Partenopei boss is certain that the San Paolo will see at least one fresh face in January and praised his players following their midweek cup win over Atalanta
Rafa Benitez revealed he is expecting the club president to sign a new player or two in the coming week after Napoli's 3-1 win over Atalanta.

Jose Callejon scored a wonder goal to draw the hosts level in the Coppa Italia last-16 clash following Giuseppe De Luca's opener, before Lorenzo Insigne and a second Callejon strike sealed the win for the Partenopei.

Wednesday's two-goal hero was one of Benitez's summer acquisitions and he is adamant that another new face will be brought to the San Paolo this month.

"I'm sure the president will do something this week," Benitez told reporters. "One hundred per cent. He said that's what he'll do and I expect him to.

"I will not speak about who, though. I do not want to speak about players who are not yet at Napoli.

"It's not easy to find players in January, so it is difficult to complete deals. However, I am confident that the president will make one or two coups this week."

Napoli face Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarter-final stage, with a semi-final against Roma or Juventus on the cards, and Benitez is pleased that his side did not let going a goal behind deter them from victory.

"We knew this could be tough, as Atalanta work very hard, but we reacted well to the opening goal."