Saturday September 14 2013
De La: 'Mazzarri not European'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis hailed Coach Rafa Benitez as “my most important buy” and took a sideswipe at Walter Mazzarri.

The patron spoke to ANSA news agency ahead of tonight’s Napoli-Atalanta match. Click here for a preview.

“Benitez is my most important buy of the season,” declared De Laurentiis.

He was asked how he feels about today’s Inter-Juventus top of the table clash and Mazzarri’s new career with the Nerazzurri.

“I am hoping for a draw, as it would be the most painless option. Am I not cheering on Mazzarri? Why, do you think he’d cheer me on?

“Mazzarri is a great Coach, but his experience is limited to Italian territory only. He is one of the best Coaches in Italy, though.”

Benitez has won the Champions League, Club World Cup, UEFA Cup, Europa League and European Super Cup.

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