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Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri has said that it is a priority that the club manage to defeat Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana final that will take place shortly, even if Juve manage to snap up long-term target Neymar.

Napoli will be facing Juventus in this competition knowing that they can start the new season with a trophy to their name. The Napoli manager has said that it is extremely important for a club like Napoli to continue winning trophies. With the presence of the players like Cavani, Napoli managed to get into the last 16 stage of the Champions League when they were narrowly knocked out of the competition by the eventual winners Chelsea.

It is also important to know that Napoli were the last team to defeat Juventus in the league. They defeated Juventus in the same competition last season, which turned out to be the last defeat for the Italian club in the league for the remainder of the season. This time around, Napoli will be facing Juventus without the presence of Ezequiel Lavezzi, who has been sold to the French club PSG for £ 24 million. As a result of this substantial transfer money, Napoli are expected to strengthen in a number of areas.

“The Supercoppa has been missing from Napoli for 25 years, so we strongly want to win it. We won the first trophy of my management this year and now, just a few months on, we want to continue winning. Success causes self-esteem to grow as well as bringing prestigious trophies. Juve also want to win it, but maybe we’re hungrier than them,” said Walter Mazzarri in the press conference leading up to the Supercoppa Italiana final. The match will take place on August 11. Napoli will be starting the new season with a match against Palermo. This away match will take place on the 27th.