Friday November 4 2011
Cannavaro can't wait for Juve battle

Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro is eagerly looking forward to facing Juventus in Serie A on Sunday night.

"There is great expectation amongst the squad and in the city itself," he told Sky Sport Italia. "I can't wait to play them."

Juventus and Napoli are widely considered as Scudetto contenders, but the stopper is playing down the importance of the next 90 minutes.

"It's normal that people are speaking about this game in terms of a Scudetto tie, although it is a little premature to be saying that," he added.

Cannavaro was also asked for his opinion on the two Italian Coaches – Napoli's Walter Mazzarri and Antonio Conte of Juve.

"They are two footballing men," he added. "You can see that from their immense desire to win football matches."

Mazzarri has the upper hand in his personal battle with Conte. Walter's Napoli team beat Conte's Atalanta side 2-0 in January 2010.

Fabio Quagliarella and Michele Pazienza, who now both find themselves at Juve, scored the goals.

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