Aurelio De Laurentiis has taken another swipe at Juventus, claiming that Napoli are ‘only team in Italy who have been competing in Europe for 10 years.’
The rivalry between Napoli and Juve is set to intensify next season following Maurizio Sarri’s move to Turin, and De Laurentiis has upped the ante with his latest remarks, which saw him discuss the clubs’ fan bases and European records.
“Our biggest rivals, in terms of fans, are Juventus who, of course, with a different way of generating revenue and having been formed over 100 years ago, consolidated under the same ownership the ability to take all the unhappy Italian fans down south,” the President told Sport Mediaset.
“The Fiat workers, for example, were imported from the south. Turin natives, for most part, support Torino and not Juventus. This movement, created by the Agnelli family, is difficult to eradicate.
“We must compete in an ethical, professional manner, with great respect for the values of the jersey. I’m doing my best.
“We’re the only team in Italy who have been competing in Europe for 10 years, which means we’ve made great strides.”