Albiol: Napoli getting closer to Scudetto

Napoli centre-back Raul Albiol believes the Partenopei have shown that the gap between themselves and reigning Serie A champions Juventus is closing.

Albiol pointed to Napoli's 1-0 victory over Inter at the weekend as an example of how far they've come in recent years. The win put them one point adrift second-placed Roma and an automatic Champions League qualification spot.

The 31-year-old is confident that Napoli are catching up to the Bianconeri, who have accumulated 10 more points than the Partenopei so far this season.

"Against Inter we managed to control the full game without giving anything to them," Albiol said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

"We have to continue this way, try to win our last four games and then we'll see. We want to avoid the [Champions League] preliminary because it's always difficult to get through.

"We're making important strides over the years, and if we continue in this way next year we'll be closer to Juventus. To win the Scudetto we'll need more than 90 points, so we have to think about that."