Rafa Benitez defends his Napoli selection policy

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Napoli manager Rafa Benitez defended the large number of changes he made to the starting XI in his side's shock 1-1 draw with Serie A strugglers Sassuolo on Wednesday.

Napoli manager Rafa Benitez was still dealing with the fallout from his side's surprise 1-1 draw at home to Serie A strugglers Sassuolo when he spoke to the media on Friday.

The Neapolitans were enjoying their best start to a season since the 1980s and the days of Diego Maradona when Sassuolo came to town on Wednesday
The neroverdi arrived in Naples on the back of a 7-0 loss to Inter Milan and few expected them to offer much resistance. Yet they managed to sneak a point against a Napoli side resting a number of key players.