Benitez hopes for 2014 success

The Partenopei boss has set his sights on the New Year and aims to meet the expectations of the club’s fanbase
Rafael Benitez has spoken of his desire to bring success to Napoli in 2014 as his side bid to win their first league title in over 20 years.

The Serie A side are back in training following the Christmas break, as they prepare to face Sampdoria on January 6 at the Stadio San Paolo.

Speaking to Napoli’s official website, the 53-year-old said: “(In 2014)We hope to bring us everything we want and achieve our goals and those of the fans.”

Benitez also had praise for his squad and their professionalism as the focus switches to football following the holidays.

“After the Christmas break we are back at work this afternoon to begin preparing for our commitments, the game that we will play against Sampdoria at the resumption of the Championship next week,” he added.

The Partenopei currently sit in third place in the Serie A table, 10 points behind leaders Juventus.

The New Year will see also see Napoli return to European competition following their exit from the Champions League group stage.

Napoli will travel to Swansea for a Europa League last 32 tie on the February 20 before the second leg a week later.