Mertens seeks title triumph

18 November 2017 06:23:50 EST

Dries Mertens believes Napoli have enough quality to build on their good start to the season and win the Serie A title.

Maurizio Sarri's side have won ten of their opening 12 league games this season and are 50/1 to clinch the 2017/18 Serie A title.

Belgium international Mertens has scored 42 goals in his last 53 appearances for Napoli and is enjoying his football.

"Sarri taught me football," Mertens told Corriere dello Sport. "He is a coach I really like, well-prepared and even scientific in the way he analyses games.

"The thing I love the most about his style of football is the way he organises the phases when we are off the ball and structures the pressure we put on opponents when they've got the ball at their feet.

"It feels like he has already played the game out in his head and on the field you have an extra man.

"We know that we don't have 30 men to count on, but we want to do well and are still ahead of the other teams.

"Believe me, that is already a huge advantage in a campaign that will be hard-fought."

Napoli are 9/20 to beat AC Milan on Saturday while Mertens is 4/7 to score at any time against the Rossoneri.

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