Sebastian Giovinco is glad Juventus are “irritating” due to their success and will not even consider the possibility they could lose to Napoli tomorrow.
They are joint Serie A leaders and go head-to-head at 17.00 UK time on Saturday, a game you can watch LIVE on your computer.
“I don’t know how a Napoli win could affect the Scudetto race, because I have not even taken that option into consideration,” the Atomic Ant told Tuttosport.
“Our victory wouldn’t change anything either, as we would continue with the same approach. That’s the way we work here, we keep our heads down and focused on the next target.
“Napoli are a strong side and there has to be a reason they are level on points with us. We respect them, but have no fear.”
There is bad blood between the clubs after the Italian Super Cup in August, where Juve won 4-2 in extra time and Napoli boycotted the trophy ceremony in protest at referring decisions.
“At the start I hadn’t even noticed they weren’t there! I was too happy with the victory to think about anything else,” smiled Giovinco.
“It is normal to see that when a team like Juve wins and keeps on winning, they are going to get irritating for the other sides. Because of that, the media try to blow every tiny thing out of promotion. To be honest, I expected that and do not care. I hope to be irritating for another 10 years, then I can retire.”
The former Parma starlet has essentially replaced Alessandro Del Piero in the Juve set-up, but struggled to make an impact for Juve and Italy this season.
“I think my season has been more than good so far. I realise I could’ve done better, because I had many chances to score a few more goals, but overall it’s going alright.
“I divide critics? Good, as only the mediocre are in the middle of the road. The way I see it, you’re better off in Heaven or Hell. I know I need to score more goals, but at the same time people have to remember at Parma I had the free kicks and penalties, whereas with Juve they belong to Andrea Pirlo.”