Monday December 20 2010
'Cavani is better than Ibra'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis believes star striker Edinson Cavani is better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Uruguay international has scored an injury-time winner in back-to-back games, lifting Napoli to second in Serie A where they sit just three points behind League leaders Milan.

"I prefer Cavani to Ibrahimovic," De Laurentiis smiled. "He is younger and my player."

Speaking to the club's official website, the movie mogul hastened to add: "It was a great victory, one that was strongly desired by the entire team.

"Even before our goal there were two fine saves from Morgan De Sanctis, then our champion Edinson Cavani pulled out something special.

"I am delighted for the supporters, especially those who came to follow us against Steaua and Lecce."

De Laurentiis was then drawn on Napoli's chances of winning the Scudetto.

"I don't want to make any predictions," he said. "I can only say that I am here to work and I always expect the best from our team.

"We will continue like this until the end of the season and we'll see where we are in May."

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