Rome, Feb 3: Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez blamed his players for their individual mistakes that led to their 3-0 defeat at Atalanta.
The howlers from Pepe Reina, Gokhan Inler and Federico Fernandez, which Benitez rued, proved to cost Napoli dear Sunday, Xinhua reported.
“We had to play with sharpness and quality to win. We had three or four promising counters in the first half, then started the second with a mistake. We had a chance, then a mistake, then another chance and another error,” Benitez said.
He suggested that those mistakes ruined Napoli’s game.
“Of course it becomes very difficult to get back into a game after making so many mistakes. I don’ t think these errors have happened before, but they completely changed the game,” he said.
The former Liverpool manager asked his side to learn to score against well-organised team in the future.
“It is difficult to find space against teams like Chievo, Bologna and Atalanta, but we must learn to score more goals,” he said.