Maggio: Napoli not giving up on Serie A title

The Italy international remains optimistic about his side's chances of dethroning Juventus, regardless of the reigning champions' comfortable lead

Napoli defender Christian Maggio is confident Rafael Benitez's side can still win the Serie A title despite Juventus' healthy lead at the top.

The reigning champions have an eight-point cushion between themselves and second-placed Roma at the summit of the Italian top flight, with Napoli four points further back after 20 games.

Benitez's men have not suffered a defeat in their last seven Serie A games, though, and Maggio remains hopeful that Napoli can end their 24-year wait for a third Scudetto this season.

"A 12-point deficit to the leaders is a lot but you can never say never in football," Maggio told Radio Kiss Kiss.

"Of course Juve look unstoppable at the moment and Roma look to be the team we have a chance of catching, but we can't ever give up."

Napoli will be looking to extend their unbeaten run at the weekend when they take on 16th-placed Chievo at the Stadio San Paolo.