NEWS
Thursday September 8 2011
De Laurentiis has five favourites

Aurelio De Laurentiis has listed five teams, including his Napoli, as favourites in the coming Serie A campaign.

Speaking at the unveiling of Napoli's shirt for their Champions League campaign, the President gave his views on the forthcoming League campaign:

"The best teams this year are Milan, Inter, Lazio, Napoli and Juventus. Then there are surprises that emerge as a result of fate and injuries."

Marek Hamsik caused concern when he picked up a knee injury in last weekend's friendly against Palermo, but has since made a full recovery:

"Just think about when Hamsik was hurt - that danger is always lurking, but I believe in our doctors, trainers and all those that work with this team."

On the Champions League draw that has pitted the team against Manchester City, Villarreal and Bayern Munich, De Laurentiis remained pragmatic:

"We cannot kid ourselves, we must face the best clubs in the world, so as to show we can maintain certain levels. We do not want help, nor do we want to be penalised."

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