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Lavezzi tips Napoli to fight for Scudetto

Created on 08 Nov., 2012 11:51 PM GMT

Paris Saint-Germain striker Ezequiel Lavezzi remains convinced that his former side Napoli will be in contention for this season's Serie A title.

Walter Mazzarri's side were considered to be one of biggest threats to Juventus' bid to claim back-to-back Scudetti, but the Partenopei have had a slump in form - with only one win in their last four league encounters.

Yet Lavezzi, who has remained in contact with his former team-mates, still has faith that they can mount a serious challenge for the league title.

"Napoli are doing very well this season," he told reporters.

"I saw the (1-1) draw with Torino, and they were unlucky to concede a goal when the game was almost over.

"I speak to them often and they sound happy with their performances. I think they will fight for the title."

The Argentine attacker spent five seasons with the Azzurri before moving to the French capital outfit in the summer.

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