Anthony Reveillere says he is fit and ready to make his Napoli debut against Parma this weekend after signing for the Serie A club earlier this month.
The former Lyon full-back joined the Partenopei after previously turning down a one-year contract with Marseille in the summer.
And after passing a medical and training with his new teammates for the past fortnight, he says he is now keen to make an impact in Italy’s top flight.
"I'm really delighted to have arrived here and I'm completely available for [coach Rafael] Benitez, right from Saturday," he said at a news conference in Castelvolturno. "I was out of contract, but I had received plenty of offers which didn't tempt me.
"Napoli convinced me because they are one of the top clubs in Italy. When I arrived in Naples, I realised straight away how much this city loves football and I see that every day. I'm convinced that we can do well in the Champions League and I'm only sorry that I can't play in these two games [against Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal], but I'll be supporting the team."
The full-back is not the only one to believe Napoli can go a long way in Europe this season.
They need only a draw in Dortmund on Tuesday to reach the last 16 and current Watford coach Gianfranco Zola, who took his own first steps in Serie A in an Azzurri shirt, winning the Scudetto in 1990, is encouraged by their progress.
"I get the feeling Napoli are working very well," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I'm pleased that [Benitez] joined them because he's a very good coach and suited to what Napoli need right now.
“They are competitive in the league and also in the Champions League. The squad is the real strength and something big is growing. The way they stick together during the difficult times will make the difference."
Lorenzo Insigne has caught Zola's eye in particular, and he believes the Italy international has what it takes to do even better than he did in his own career.
"When I started out at Napoli, I only played now and again, while Insigne is certainly playing more frequently than I did," Zola said. "That must mean he's good. A lot will depend on his attitude -- he's still very young, but he's always got to think he can improve."