In all fairness Napoli got 12 points in a very tough group. That would make them advance in about 90% of the groups throughout CL history. I wouldn't hold that against Benitez, he has other more obvious shortcomings.Benitez has already done worse than Mazzarri with a team which has been strengthened badly when compared to the one of Mazzarri and with the players Benitez wanted. Out of the Champions League after the group stage and never in contention for the scudetto.
No, but contrarily to Juve they have left the competition with honor. De Laurentiis would have prefered a shameful qualification to the following round though.Napoli's performances in this years' CL were probably better than anything any Serie A team has done in this competition since Inter's winning season, so :nono: at using it against Benitez.
A good performance is a better guarantee for the future than luck. I have nothing against Mazzarri he is a great coach, but why this short-sighted evaluations, when it is clear that Napoli were unlucky.No, but contrarily to Juve they have left the competition with honor. De Laurentiis would have prefered a shameful qualification to the following round though.
it was like a Ferrari vs a FIAT 600. Benitez's Napoli is on paper much stronger than Mazzarri's Napoli while Mazzarri has pretty much Stramaccioni's Inter. If you consider that there were 24 points between Napoli and Inter in the past season you have all the elements you need in order to state that it is unfair a comparison. BTW Inter had almost equalized before Tagliavento sent off Alvarez so it is not as if Benitez was giving a tactical lesson to Mazzarri.Ok so…Benitez 1 - 0 Mazzarri. On the head to head anyway. Inter was just dominated last night. They also suck.
blame Moratti or his family who has not allowed him to spend like a fool any moreWell Mazzarri is proving to be rubbish at Inter, one trick pony and very very stubborn.
I hope Inter never gets an italian coach again, ever.