Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti insists another top four finish could be beyond them.
Napoli qualified for the Champions League this past season.
But Spalletti said, “Now everyone expects us to confirm that kind of path, but it won't be easy.
“It's hardly new that the fans want the Scudetto, but it's not easy. It will be extremely difficult for us to finish in the top four, because we won't have a nine-point head start over Juventus, or the big gap with Roma and Lazio. If we do well like last year, we can try to fight with the top teams.
“We achieved great results, staying in the Champions League zone from start to finish. There were games where we could've done more, and those hurt."