NAPOLI NEWS

Ciro Ferrara sees Kalidou Koulibaly as “among the top three” Serie A defenders.
Fabio Cannavaro pays tribute to Napoli captain Marek Hamsik, calling him “a professional and an exceptional lad”.
Napoli forward Dries Mertens confirms “we all stayed because we want to win something”.
Torino President Urbano Cairo says Andrea Belotti is being “massacred” by defenders this season.
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik says the current team is “definitely” the best he’s played in.
Roma legend Bruno Conti looks forward to their meeting with Napoli - “it’s a sounding board to see how the league will go”.
Napoli have had more possession and conceded fewer shots than at this point last season, as well as taking more points.
Eusebio Di Francesco believes Roma gave “an important signal” against Milan but “it’s too early” to talk about the Scudetto.
Arrigo Sacchi “can’t predict the future” but sees Napoli as the most “harmonious” team in Serie A.
Antonio Careca believes Maurizio Sarri “is the right Coach to bring the title back to Napoli. It’s the best football in Italy, but what level in the world?”
Napoli are top of the table and Scudetto-winning Coach Ottavio Bianchi believes they can win the title again. “They’re mature for success.”
Simone Zaza has found his form at Valencia, but is “upset” at being snubbed by Italy and regrets his West Ham move, said his father.
Director Igli Tare insists Lazio are “playing the best football in Italy” after a 6-1 victory over Sassuolo. “Stop saying we are a surprise.”
Arrigo Sacchi reveals he advised Milan to hire Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri and doesn’t understand their summer spending spree.
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura believes the introduction of VAR has “solved a myriad of problems and removed a lot of controversy.”
Serie A is the second most competitive of Europe’s top five leagues after seven games of the season.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent doesn’t know how much his client is worth, but assures “he’s happy at Napoli”.
With Napoli sitting solo at the summit of Serie A, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 7’s action.
Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli have broken the club record for Serie A games without defeat, and games won in a row.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri claims he’s spent three days trying to get Belgium to rest Dries Mertens, with no answer.