Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has hit out at the media.
The Partenopei have won their first two Serie A games of the season and could mount a serious title challenge to Juventus.
“If it were up to me, of course I’d love to top the table with a 10-point advantage, but I cannot say that it’d be a failure if we didn’t finish second. It’s one thing to hope and another to make a prediction,” mused the Coach.
“I would like to ask the media a question: how do they decide who are favourites and who aren’t? Lazio have experienced players in attack, so what is the difference between them and us?
“I get fired up when the bar is raised, but I’d like an explanation for what they base their judgements on. Look at Roma, who have a mix of experience and youth and signed great players like Federico Balzaretti.”