thumbnail Hello,

The Spaniard urges his side to up their intensity in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final if they are to overturn a 3-2 deficit against Rudi Garcia's men

Rafael Benitez feels that his Napoli side need to be at their attacking best in Wednesday's second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final against Roma.

The Partenopei trail 3-2 from the first leg after Gervinho scored the winner two minutes from time at the Stadio Olimpico.

The defeat was the second time that Roma have beaten Napoli this season and Benitez believes that his players must approach the game on the front foot if they are to overturn the deficit.

"To get to the final would be perfect. Roma are a tough obstacle, though," he told reporters.

"We will play a very intense game. We have already lost twice to them this season, despite playing very well, but this time we're at home.

"I would be happy winning 1-0 but I want to do it playing attacking football."

Third-placed Napoli go into the game having completed the league double over Milan with a 3-1 win on Saturday, a result that leaves them four points off Wednesday's opponents in Serie A, having played a game more.

Despite Roma enjoying an impressive season, Benitez has belief in his Napoli side as they look to reach their second Coppa Italia final in three years.

"I have faith in my team, I don't think about Roma," he added.

"They have quality players too and are doing well but I only think about my players and giving them confidence."

Related

From the web