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New Napoli defender Victor Ruiz has paid tribute to new team-mates Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Ruiz, who wrapped up his move to Stadio San Paolo before the transfer window slammed shut on Monday, believes Cavani and Lavezzi are on the same level as Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and admits he would rather play alongside them than against them.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s trip to Chievo, the former Espanyol man said: “I was impressed (with their display against Sampdoria at the weekend). They are very strong – two fantastic players.
“I've played against Ibrahimovic and Messi, but, Lavezzi and Cavani seemed even stronger. Thank God I have them on my side. There will be no problems for me.”
He added: “At the moment I am only thinking of integrating fully with the environment.
“The dream is then to fight for important goals, but it is too early to talk about it. We must try and win a game at a time and stay focused on the present.
“Napoli are a well-built team and we should go down the road gradually.”
While Napoli romped to a 4-0 victory over Sampdoria in their most recent Serie A outing, Chievo ran out 3-0 winners at Brescia.
Watch Chievo v Napoli live at bet365, kicking off at 19.45 GMT.