Wednesday April 13 2011
Abete hails Napoli success story

Federation President Giancarlo Abete believes “Napoli challenging for the Scudetto adds to Italian football.”

The Partenopei are in second place and just three points off leaders Milan, followed by Inter in third.

“Napoli challenging for the Scudetto adds to Italian football and represents a positive example for others,” Abete told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“As we reach the final weeks of the season, there is the need for even more concentration from everybody.

“Let the best team win, but for Italian football we can certainly say that Napoli's return to the highest level is a bonus.”

The FIGC chief noted these clubs can compete with the giants even while balancing their budgets.

“Obviously financial fair play is something all the clubs are going to face, although it's true Napoli and Lazio already respect it.

“There will be the need for everyone to have a balanced budget, or they will be kicked out of European competition. Someone like Aurelio De Laurentiis, who has been able to plan for the future, is able to maintain costs and will not be shaken by the change in rules.”

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