Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has stated that his club is not Juventus and do not have the history for the Turin club.
However, he believes that everything is down to money nowadays and that if he had the investment Napoli could also be champion.
This statement came after Napoli’s coach Sarri said that Juventus is a different club from them and that they are the favorite to win the title. Sarri stated last week that Napoli does not have the necessary finance to compete with Juventus and that they are playing well above their level.
Aurelio De Laurentiis said that Sarri was right when he said that. He said that Juventus had been the property of the Agnelli family for some years and they have had some great owners and sponsors in the past. He said that Juventus is built over a century of history and this is what has caused them to become a big club.
He said that in their case he did not receive Napoli from a wealthy investor and that they had to rebuild the club from scratch. Aurelio De Laurentiis stated that he took Napoli from the Serie C and developed the club into one that is challenging in Europe. He has compared the way he has taken Napoli to a newborn child which had to be guided by the hand.
He said that he is not finished yet with Napoli and that he has great plans for the club. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are bigger clubs than them and that Juventus is one of those. He said that it was unfortunate that Higuain moves to Juventus despite the fact that he offered him a more interesting contract than the one he received in Turin. He believes that Napoli will continue to grow whatever happens.