The Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri has said that it will be a tight race for the Italian Serie A title this season. Napoli are expected to be one of the contenders for the title this season, but the manager has said that the club will have a serious competition for the title.

This is because the number of clubs like Juventus and Inter Milan are much stronger than they were last season. Napoli recently beat Juventus in the final of the Italian cup, but the manager reckons that it certainly will not be easy to beat Juventus over the course of the season. Juventus managed to remain unbeaten throughout last season on the course to victory in the title race.

Even then, they have strengthened with the addition of many new players in the summer. They have also managed to retain the likes of Vidal, who was extremely crucial in the title success . Vidal had been linked with a move to Spurs by Tottenham Football News through to the summer, but the club managed to keep him. Napoli, though, haven’t lost the services of key players apart from Lavezzi. Napoli finished in the fifth position last season, but Walter Mazzarri reckons that he could improve the finish even more.

“Napoli are a direct competitor to the top clubs and have been for years. In fact, experts and commentators point to Napoli as the main rival to Juventus for first place. Absolutely. There are teams equipped to do well until the end. I am referring mainly to Roma. But I think that Lazio have a strong team and should not be underestimated because they have found some consistency with their technical play and (Miroslav) Klose has found form,” said Walter Mazzarri in a recent interview. Napoli have started the new season with two wins out of two matches.