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The Spanish coach admits his side are not in the race to stop Juventus from winning the title and feels the Bianconeri will not miss Carlos Tevez when they clash on Sunday

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez says his side's objective remains catching second-placed Roma following their win over Catania on Wednesday.

The Partenopei stormed into a 4-0 first-half lead against Serie A's bottom club before ultimately sealing a 4-2 victory, moving them to within six points of Roma after playing a game more.

Napoli host Juventus on Sunday in a tantalising clash but Benitez maintains he is not preoccupied with cutting the 20-point gap to the league leaders.

"Our objective continues to be targeting Roma in second," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"We have to do our work, continue winning and see where we end up. After the Juve game this weekend we'll have only one match per week and it'll be easier for us."

Serie A top-scorer Carlos Tevez is set to be suspended for the encounter, but Benitez does not believe a squad the size of Antonio Conte's will be affected.

"All their other forwards are of the highest level. I don't think a team with €300 million turnover will depend on one player, even a champion like Tevez," he said.

Benitez admits his side lost control of proceedings against Catania in the second half but was thrilled with their attacking efforts, and had particular praise for Henrique following his superb goal and all-round performance.

“We did very well in attack, but winning 4-0 at half-time it became difficult to maintain concentration," he added. "Catania showed great pride to get back into the game and we didn't control it very well.

"We made many changes, as there are several players out injured. I chose Duvan Zapata because he's strong in the air and I also wanted to give Gonzalo Higuain a rest. We have to keep working, because we have to do better.

"[Henrique] can play more or less anywhere and is tactically astute. He has the experience to control his performance in different roles."

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