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Ahead of his side's trip to France, the Partenopei boss has revealed that he sees the Ligue 1 outfit as something of a wounded animal after three successive defeats

Napoli boss Rafa Benitez believes Tuesday's Champions League clash with Olympique de Marseille has been made all the more difficult by the their opponents' poor form.

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Elie Baup's men have yet to record a point in Group E and are bottom following consecutive defeats to Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

However, while the Partenopei coach is adamant his charges can triumph at the Stade Velodrome, he is wary of Marseille potentially playing the role of wounded tiger.

"We have a strong team with a lot of character. I am convinced that tomorrow [Tuesday] we will show that on the pitch," the Spaniard told reporters.

"It will be important for both teams to win and we will make sure the result goes our way.

"Marseille have lost three games in a row so it will be even more difficult for us. They will want to show they can win the game but we will show our determination. We are in the group of death as we call it."

Napoli skipper Gokhan Inler, meanwhile, is anticipating a tough encounter in Marseille but does not believe it is a must-win game for the Italians, even though they currently occupy third placein the group - a position not good enough to progress to the last 16.

"We came here for a result. We are still alive in the competition and we will come to show our force," the former Liverpool boss said.

"Tomorrow's game is very important but not decisive for us; we will have to show focus and determination.

"We will have to be focused from the start. It is a very important game for Marseille so we will have to be careful.

"We know the quality of their team. Like Napoli, Marseille have a very passionate crowd and stadium, we will be happy to play here."