Monday September 26 2016
Rossi: Napoli Juve’s only rivals

Paolo Rossi believes Napoli are Juventus’ only rivals for the Scudetto this season as Sassuolo and Chievo deserve success for their ability to utilise resources.

Juve lead Napoli by a single point at the Serie A summit after six games, and while their only defeat thus far came to Inter in the Derby d’Italia, Rossi is writing off the Nerazzuri and their ilk, leaving the Partenopei as the Old Lady’s biggest threat to the title.

“Napoli are the only team that can compete with Juventus,” the 1982 World Cup winner told Radio Onda Libera.

“They play really good football, so my congratulations go to Sarri who’s a good Coach. They’ve not suffered from the departure of Higuain.”

Rossi was also asked about his surprise packages for the campaign.

“Sassuolo are an incredible story for what they’re doing, and they’re proof that you can play football at certain levels with a perfectly-organised club in a town of 50,000 inhabitants,’ he added.

“They’ve used their resources very well and the team respond on the pitch.

“Chievo are also a very good and well-established club that take into account their very limited fan base.”

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