Tuesday October 23 2012
Cannavaro hopes for Mazzarri stay

Fabio Cannavaro has praised Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri after the Partenopei's impressive start to the season.

The San Paolo side currently sit second in Serie A after the first eight games, and the World Cup-winning captain has extolled congratulations on the 51-year-old.

“I hope Mazzarri stays at Napoli for a long time,” he told Sky Sport 24. “He has given the fans a lot of satisfaction.”

He also commented on the emergence of young striker Lorenzo Insigne and whether Napoli can challenge Juventus for the Scudetto.

“The championship is a long one. Napoli are a strong team, but you also have to consider Inter and Lazio. It will come down to who has the hunger to compete over the coming months.

“Insigne is a young, and I hope people give him time to grow,” Cannavro added. “ He arrived in the national team, and now he is being used sparingly. But he is a strong player, and will become one of the best.”

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