Saturday September 14 2013
De Laurentiis-Balotelli mind games

Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis plays mind games on Mario Balotelli and is “scared” of Borussia Dortmund.

The President was speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss this afternoon when he publicly invited Balo's ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico to Milan-Napoli at San Siro.

“We will watch the game together, her next to me wearing the Napoli jersey,” said De Laurentiis to Napoli fan Fico, who was also a guest on the radio show.

“That way Adriano Galliani will see us and get a bit jealous.”

It’s more likely to irritate Balotelli, who refuses to speak to or see Fico since their acrimonious separation.

She claims he called police to throw her out of his house in Manchester and has not even met daughter Pia, while he demanded a DNA test to see whether he was the father.

De Laurentiis also commented on Napoli’s Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund at the San Paolo next week.

“I have been following this club for years, impressed by their Coach and their transfer strategy. It is an incredible club, as they have a stadium that holds 80,000 people, keep the books balanced and don’t waste money on pointless buys.

“They raise their players well and are a team who scare me.”

The Napoli patron mentioned the Scudetto race will be a six-horse affair with his team, Juventus, Inter, Milan, Roma and Fiorentina.