Serie A: Pepe Reina sets sights on successful end to the season with Napoli
Pepe Reina is keen to help Napoli qualify for the Champions League as well as win the Coppa Italia and Europa League.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 12/03/14 3:40pm
The Spanish goalkeeper, on loan at Stadio San Paolo for the season from Liverpool, is currently preparing for the first leg of Napoli's last-16 Europa League tie against Porto on Thursday.
Rafa Benitez's men have also made it through to a Coppa Italia final against Fiorentina, while they are third in Serie A.
Runaway leaders Juventus are realistically out of reach but Napoli hope to overhaul Roma in second spot, which would ensure automatic entry to the Champions League group stages without having to negotiate a play-off.
Reina told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "We are close to Roma (three points behind, having played a game more) and we are doing well, even if Juventus are really strong and they deserve congratulations.
"We believe we can get second place and we will fight until the end for this because it's a club target for this season.
"Coppa Italia or Europa League? We are fighting to win both of them. I want to win. I would like to win in Europe, because these are always special nights."
Reina's future beyond the end of the season remains unclear after Brendan Rodgers recently admitted that he did not expect the keeper back at Anfield.
But Reina still has ambitions in the game and would love to one day win either a domestic league championship or Europe's greatest prize.
"I would love to win the Champions League but especially I'd like to win a league because, despite being at important clubs, I've never one won one."
Reina, who was signed by Benitez at Liverpool in 2005 - the summer after they had won the Champions League, is thankful to the manager for taking him to Napoli.
He explained: "Between Rafa and me, there is a sincere relationship. His presence at Napoli allowed the negotiation to be really simple.
"Just a few words and the signing on the contract. I needed to change."