The appointment of Rafa Benitez on the bench of Napoli will bring significant changes to their play. With the coming of the Spanish coach, owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has completed and the transfers of his countrymen Jose Callejon, Pepe Reina and Raul Albiol, but also the Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The movements of Napoli’s group announces changes of system for the Serie A vice-champion. If Walter Mazzarri established an offensive settlement in a 3-4-2-1 system, the situation will change in the mandate of the Spaniard, who will no longer rely on Cavani and Lavezzi, former principal men of attack.
At the time when coached Valencia, Liverpool and Inter, Benitez opted for a 4-4-2 elastic, with midfielders displayed in a diamond-shaped, or in line. Even if at Chelsea played a “4-2-3-1″, implemented by Jose Mourinho in recent years, Benitez used a defensive line made up of four people, regardless of team composition in the attack phase.
Therefore, it is expected that Rafa Benitez to continue the philosophy at Napoli, where he wants to exploit the qualities of the players who are on the wings, likes of Maggio, Zuniga, Armero and Callejon. Moreover, the Italian press says that Napoli will soon submit offers for another defensive midfielder (Maxime Gonalons) and a top striker from Europe (Jackson Martinez).
It is announced an ambitious project to Napoli for next season, and the team will try to break the undeniable domination of Juventus, on solid foundations left behind by Mazzarri, who transformed a team threatened by bankruptcy into one that now fight against the big forces in Europe, capable of great results in the Champions League. 6, 3, 4, 5 and 2 were the Napoli’s places in the ranking when Walter Mazzarri was at the helm. Former coach arrived in the meantime to their rivals from championship, Inter Milan.