Saturday May 26 2012
Mazzarri: 'If Napoli lose Lavezzi...'

Walter Mazzarri has “clear ideas” about his contract renewal talks with Napoli, but admits he could lose Ezequiel Lavezzi. “That’s not up to me.”

The Coach looks likely to stay at the Stadio San Paolo after winning the Coppa Italia, this club’s first piece of silverware in 22 years.

“I am relaxed. I have clear ideas and know what to say to the President when we meet up in a few days,” Mazzarri told Sky Sport Italia.

“I made my evaluations on every issue and can discuss them calmly. There is great synergy between director Bigon and I. Things have gone well so far and I hope they will continue that way. In order to win, aside from a talented squad, you also need a group of great collaborators like Bigon and Santoro who are in sync.”

Many of Napoli’s plans are expected to go through the sale of Lavezzi, as PSG, Inter and Anzhi are all holding a bidding war over the striker.

“Players are like sons for me, so I have had a very intense rapport with Pocho. Seeing him cry after the Coppa Italia Final in Rome was a strong emotion.

“If he was to leave, then it would be a big loss and a very painful experience, but these decisions are not up to me. It’s the club that makes them.”

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