De Laurentiis: Juve will be hard to beat

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has bleak outlook for the upcoming Serie A season and warned supporters not to expect a different outcome than the last.

The film and television producer feels that the financial stability that five consecutive Scudetto victories has afforded Juventus means that no club will be able to challenge them for the Italian league title.

Napoli has been the team who looked the most likely to unseat Max Allegri's champion side, however, the nine point difference between the two clubs at the end of the season proves that this isn't as significant as it sounds.

"It's hard to beat Juve because of their great economic stability," he told Monaco Hebdo. "They can spend three times as much as we do, while I had to start from scratch with Napoli."

"There are many things to be done, starting from the stadium, which is handed over to me one day before the match," he said referring to the condition of the Stadio San Paolo and the fact that the city of Naples has declined to assist in resolving several issues with the Stadium

"The municipality, who own the property, haven't done any works there in 40 years," he added.