"It's right to expect a lot after the transfer campaign made by Aurelio De Laurentiis, but the fans have to be rational and objective," De Sanctis said.
"Three teams will fight it out for the Scudetto, then come another two, Roma and Fiorentina. After that there is a little group of six teams in which there are Napoli, Udinese, Genoa, Palermo, Lazio and Sampdoria.
"If we were to win this mini championship it would be a wonderful result. I have been a Napoli fan since I was a little boy and a fan of Walter Zenga when he played for Inter. In some ways I was always happy because they both won.
"I have returned to Italy after two years abroad, one with Sevilla, the other with Galatasaray, because Napoli called me and Lippi let me know he would prefer it if I played in Italy during a World Cup year."