Napoli will be even stronger next year, says Benitez

The Spaniard is delighted with how his side's campaign panned out and is optimistic they can improve further, and even suggested he could remain in Naples for 10 years
Napoli coach Rafa Benitez believes that his side will be a force to be reckoned with next season.

The San Paolo outfit finished the season with a 5-1 win over Hellas Verona at home and have already triumphed in the Coppa Italia and the race for a Champions League place.

Benitez is eagerly awaiting the 2014-15 campaign and is backing his troops to make an even bigger impact in his second season in charge.

"It was a positive year and we can be even stronger next year," he told reporters.

"I like scoring a lot because it shows that you have a proactive mentality and we have the third best defence in the division, despite a lot of criticism.

"That means that we have found our balance over time and we play a quality game. You must add to that we've qualified for Europe for a fifth straight year and this is a very important milestone.

"We have worked a lot and we had a better transfer market than anyone else in Serie A. We lowered the average age of the team by two years and we have many important players for the future in the team.

"I work for the team but also for the club to create a structure for the long term. I live season by season but I may well stay here for 10 years."