Saturday, 7th September, 2013
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has praised team-mate Raul Albiol, insisting that the Spanish centre-back is largely underrated.
Reina joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool this summer, while Albiol was scooped up on a permanent transfer from Real Madrid.
It has taken little time for Reina to be impressed with the defender, who can also operate in midfield, and he has taken time out to praise his new team-mate.
"He is totally underestimated by the media, just because he is not loud", Reina told Spanish daily Marca.
"He always does his job. He dominates in the air. He is quick and he can use his feet.
"There are few players who can read the game like he does.
"It is hard to find a player like him nowadays."
Albiol has played in both Napoli's Serie A games so far this season, with Rafael Benitez men having won both clashes, scoring seven goals and conceding two.
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