Sarri proud of Napoli efforts

12 March 2018 04:07:29 EST

Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri believes his side are well and truly still in the race to win Lo Scudetto, despite conceding top spot to Juventus on Sunday.

Sarri's side were held to a goalless draw at Inter Milan in the evening kick-off, with Juve having claimed a 2-0 victory at home to Udinese earlier on in the day.

Do we believe in the Scudetto? We continue to believe that we can do our best.

Maurizio Sarri

Those results left the Turin giants two points ahead at the top of the standings, with the reigning Italian champions also having a game in hand on their title rivals.

However, Sarri refused to concede that the weekend results may have had a decisive impact on the race to be crowned champions and praised his side for their extraordinary efforts so far this season.

He told Mediaset Premium: "If Juventus win every game for the rest of the season, then we can only applaud and tip our hats to them.

"Do we believe in the Scudetto? We continue to believe that we can do our best.

"Juventus are a top European side and Italy has the only league where the title race is still open, compared to Spain, Germany, England and France. That Serie A is not wrapped up yet is down to Napoli.

"Our job is to constantly challenge ourselves and try to improve as much as possible. The objective is to give 100 per cent until the end of the season.

"We've lost just twice this season, so we must understand we're achieving extraordinary things. If our rivals get more than 100 points, then that's to their credit."

Napoli are now priced at 50/1 to win Lo Scudetto this season, with Juve available at 1/10000, while La Vecchia Signora are 2/5 to lift the Coppa Italia.

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