Benitez said that he and his players are fully focused on improving the reputation of the club and Serie A with a strong Champions League showing.
"For me it is a new situation facing the Champions League with a team like Napoli," Benitez told Gazzetta dello Sport. "It's a great incentive to grow the club both in Italy and in Europe.
"Naples is a city like Liverpool, and has as passionate fans. Here there is a great desire to do well. There are several guys who have already played in the Champions League and they will help others with the experience. This team has quality - it can be a special season."
Napoli will find out their group-stage opponents this Thursday.