Napoli's Walter Mazzarri: Juventus has one week to prepare for matches while we do not

The 50-year-old thinks the Turin club's freedom from European exertions has contributed to their rise to the top of the table
Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri believes that Juventus covers so much ground in matches because it benefits from a week's rest in between each game.

The Turin club is not involved in European competition this season, but has taken Serie A by storm and currently tops the table.

Mazzarri thinks that Juve's extended rest period has contributed to its good domestic form.

"The Bianconeri have one week to prepare for their games, we do not. They run 1000 kilometers an hour," the 50-year-old told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

However, Mazzarri feels that despite his team suffering from fatigue, it will be capable of getting its title bid back on track, starting with a win on Tuesday.

"Despite the tiredness, I believe we can keep the tempo high because these games are typically highly charged," he added. "Also, tomorrow is only the 12th matchday, so everything is still possible."

Meanwhile, Ezequiel Lavezzi's girlfriend was the latest victim of a robbery in Naples. Yanina Screpante, an Argentine model, had a watch stolen from her at gunpoint, and went on to brand Naples 'Sh*t city' via her Twitter page.

However, Mazzarri believes that crime is a universal problem, saying, "This is not about Naples, Milan or Uruguay. Crime is everywhere these days. We are all exposed to this situation unfortunately. Lavezzi seemed calm. I hope this incident doesn't affect his performance."

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