Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists his team have moved on from Gonzalo Higuain’s shock departure to Juventus as they prepare to face Portuguese giants Benfica in the Champions League.
“We’re not thinking about him,” he told media on the eve of Wedneday’s match in Naples.
“Our focus is on ourselves and how to improve. We would have the same approach if he (Higuain) were here, but we’re doing well and we can do even better.”
Napoli have so far adapted to life without Higuain rather well as they embark on a first Champions League group-stage campaign since 2013, when they were eliminated behind Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal despite the Argentine scoring four goals.
The Partenopei are undefeated after six games in Serie A, boast a league-leading 14 goals (along with Roma) and are just one point behind leaders and champions Juventus.
To boot, Polish international Arkadiusz Milik has made a blistering start to life as Higuain’s replacement after signing for a reported 35 million euros ($39.3 million, £30.2 million) from Ajax.