Marek Hamsik is fired up for the Scudetto duel with on Monday, even if he plays down Napoli's title chances. “Milan are not at all unbeatable.”
The second placed side pay visit to the Serie A leaders and only three points separate them going into the game
“There's no point denying it, a large chunk of the Scudetto is in the balance on Monday night,” Hamsik told the Corriere dello Sport.
“However, we are certainly not there to gamble with the title. Milan are in front, we are three points behind, so they are the ones with more to lose. Of course, if we should win at San Siro, then there would be 11 games to go and we'd be on level terms...
“In that case, the Scudetto odds would be on Milan and Inter. As for Napoli, I'd be happy with third of fourth place.
“The Rossoneri may be favourites for Monday's match, but they are not at all uneatable. In our last meeting at the San Paolo we played well despite going through half the game with 10 men and could even have equalised.”
Much has been said in the media about the duel between Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Capocannoniere title.
“This season Cavani has been the best player in Serie A, but if Ibra has won the title wherever he went over the last seven years, there must be a reason,” noted Hamsik.
The Partenopei are still smarting after their 2-1 defeat at Villarreal signalled the end of the Europa League course.
“We were defeated by a great squad, but did not deserve to go out of the competition. We proved we can play in such important games and thanks to that will now be even more aware of our capabilities.”