Thursday October 18 2012
Cannavaro picks Napoli over Juve

Fabio Cannavaro has admitted that he will be supporting Napoli against Juventus when his two former clubs meet this weekend.

Cannavaro enjoyed spells with both Italian giants and they’ll face off at the Juventus Stadium as co-Serie A leaders on Saturday evening.

“I have great respect for Juventus, a club who gave me a lot and I won two Scudetti with them,” the 2006 World Cup winner told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“However, I’m a Neapolitan and Napoli are the club where I grew up. The heart always wins.”

Cannavaro still has family ties with the outfit given that brother Paolo is the current captain at the San Paolo.

“Paolo has been one of the protagonists in the club’s re-launch since their bankruptcy,” Fabio continued.

Juventus will start the tie as slight favourites, but Cannavaro believes that Walter Mazzarri’s side could become the first away team to win at the Old Lady’s new ground.

“Juventus are the most complete squad in the Division and Napoli are the only team right now who can take them on,” he added.

“There is not a great deal of difference when you look at the quality in both teams.

“Character is what could make the difference and the desire to win, the conviction in your own abilities. Neither team should be scared of the other.”

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