Tuesday September 18 2012
Hamsik: Napoli are contenders

Marek Hamsik is convinced that his Napoli side can challenge Juventus for the Scudetto this season.

“We are not lacking champions at Napoli and we are now even more convinced of our strength,” the midfielder told the Corriere dello Sport.

“We can take on anybody this season. We know what we want and we are also stronger on the inside this term.”

All the football betting tips put Juventus in pole position for the Italian championship, but Hamsik has warned the Old Lady that the Azzurri have what it takes to finish top.

“Juventus are the favourites for the Scudetto, but we are a good squad with a serious club behind us who have been following a project for years.

“Winning the Scudetto here would be absolutely fantastic. After all, I can still see the scenes of celebration after we beat Juventus in the Italian Cup Final last season in Rome.”

Napoli – along with Juventus, Lazio and Sampdoria – have a 100 per cent record in Serie A so far this term.

“We are giving the impression that we are a more mature side,” he added. “Take the Fiorentina game for example. We wouldn’t have won that game a year ago…”

The Azzurri beat the Viola 2-1 in Week 2 on a dreadful playing surface at the Stadio San Paolo.

See the latest Serie A predictions and betting tips with