Arrigo Sacchi called Napoli “a blessing for Serie A and for football in general,” whereas Juventus “aren’t always spectacular.”
The two sides are locked in a battle for the Scudetto with only two points separating them at the top of the table.
“Juventus have many values, but it goes without saying that they aren’t always spectacular in the way they play,” Sacchi told Mediaset Premium.
“Napoli, on the other hand, are a blessing for Serie A and for football in general. They escape from our orthodoxy and our fears.
“Their task is difficult, almost impossible, but what Napoli are doing with a wage bill that is one third of Juve’s, is truly the victory of ideas.
“When it comes to Juventus, they make the most of quality, organisation and power.”
Milan have been revitalised under Gennaro Gattuso and Sacchi assures it’s not just a fluke.
“Gattuso has great human values and is proving himself to be a capable Coach too. I wish him all the best, both for him and for Milan.
“He knows Milan well and took a while to make everyone understand that they ought to be proud to be there. Milan are one of the biggest clubs in football history and for this the players ought to be honoured.
“We ask them only one thing: to be heroes. The French philosopher Rolland said: ‘Heroes are those who do all they can.’ Now Milan are doing all they can.”