Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has dismissed suggestions that his side's clash with Roma could be a Serie A title decider.
Rafael Benitez's men take on leaders Roma on October 18, with both sides unbeaten in the league so far, but Juventus are also yet to lose and the Argentine believes that there are plenty of twists and turns to come during what promises to be a lengthy battle for the Scudetto in 2013-14.
"It is too early to talk about it. For us, we will not think about it until 72 hours beforehand," Higuain remarked to the press.
"It is indisputable that it will be an important game, capable of sending an additional signal, but nothing more, it is no final. he season is very long, there is no eventuality that will change my mind, whatever happens."
The Argentina international went on to stress that talk of whether champions Juve remain the strongest side is best left for the midway point in the season, insisting that his primary focus is to improve his own game at Stadio San Paolo.
"Are Juventus stronger in the title race? We cannot even say we are at the end of the first half of the season and in a title race complicated things can happen," he continued.
"We need to at least wait until the end of the first half of fixtures to sense the true forces and then even that may not be enough but, anyway, I am generally not accustomed to the interest of others. I am thinking about my team, to improve, to grow through training.
"I do not have a tendency to mind other people's business but it is indisputable that the champions of Italy do not lack class players."