Tuesday September 15 2015
‘Napoli are Scudetto contenders’

Cesare Prandelli believes Napoli ‘can fight for the Scudetto’ along with Juventus, Roma, Inter and Milan.

The former Italy CT praised the Partenopei’s Coach Maurizio Sarri this morning, and believes the former Empoli boss will have the side fighting for the title.

“I’m convinced Napoli can fight for the title, or at least the top places,” Prandelli told Radio Crc.

“It takes time, because when you change Coach they must make sure their methods are assimilated.

“I’m confident they’ll improve with work, but then again I saw a really good Napoli in the second half against Empoli.

“At big clubs, you have to establish a clear and honest relationship with the fans, so in moments of difficulty everyone is united.

“The problem comes when you make expectations too high, and that complicates your work.

“Those who know Sarri’s history know that the first few months are complicated, but when everyone knows their roles, his work bears fruit.

“I think choosing Sarri was also to build the technical project, but that has to be clear to everyone. If the fans want the Scudetto, but the club thinks it will take few years, then they have to say so.

“Juventus, Roma, Inter, Napoli and Milan will fight for the Scudetto. Napoli have transparent financial statements, they’re capable of improving their players, so they have to continue moving in that direction.

“We’ve only had three games in the League, and I don’t think there’s anything to be worried about. The mistakes the players are making are down to a desire to do what the Coach asks of them.

“In a few months you can be sure they’ll be moving just like Sarri asks them to.”