Edinson Cavani believes Napoli's 3-1 win over Chelsea was a victory over "a powerhouse of world football".
The Uruguay international, who has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, scored as Napoli won Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 first-leg clash, putting them in pole position to qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition.
And speaking after the match, Cavani told Sky Sport Italia: "Napoli have beaten a powerhouse of world football.
"Now we have an additional awareness of our strength."
Cavani also created one of Ezequiel Lavezzi's two goals in the game, but refused to take too much credit for his contributions.
"It was an extraordinary match by all [of us], not just me," he insisted.
"We prepared to perfection and we saw the results tonight."
Cavani, who is also a target for Manchester City and rivals Manchester United, has been scouted on a number of occasions by the Blues this season.
Reports earlier this week suggested Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to sanction a big money move for the 25-year-old, who could cost around £40million, and is seen as a possible replacement for Fernando Torres, who was an unused substitute on Tuesday night.
Napoli have already hinted that they could be ready to sell Cavani, along with Lavezzi, and Marek Hamsik, who have also been linked with moves to England.
And Napoli owner Aurelio Di Laurentiis revealed prior to Tuesday night's game: "If they have the money to pay, I am waiting for the offers.
"There is never a real price. The price is what the clubs need and what is the hot moment of negotiation.
"They are all fantastic players. We have a lot of fantastic players. I don’t expect anything. Thanks to God, I don’t need the money from anyone. I am rich enough to survive.
"But if somebody wants to make an offer, we are here to listen. You never to close the door to anyone because we are polite.
"If someone wants to make an offer, they can make an offer. We can laugh off their offer if we are not satisfied or we can say: ‘Let’s sit down and discuss this’.
"In life, there is a always a price for everything. It is just a question of the right moment and the right people."
Napoli take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the second-leg of their Champions League tie on March 14th.