Napoli can end Juve's domestic dominance - Ancelotti

Juventus is on course for an eighth straight Scudetto, but Carlo Ancelotti is confident his Napoli side will run them closer next season.

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti   -  Getty Images

Carlo Ancelotti believes Napoli has what it takes to disrupt Juventus' Serie A dominance "sooner or later".

Juve travels to Stadio San Paolo on Sunday with a 13-point lead over its second-place host and appears destined to get its hands on an eighth consecutive Scudetto.

Ancelotti concedes Massimiliano Allegri's side has been "extraordinary" this season but has seen enough since joining Napoli last May to suggest his side could soon end the Bianconeri's domestic dominance.

"The table doesn't lie, it's partially to Juventus' credit and partially our fault," he told La Stampa.

"We have had a few bad games but could not keep up with an extraordinary Juventus side.

"Napoli can and must be able to compete with Juventus, otherwise I wouldn't have come here. Sooner or later we'll win, I'm certain of that.

"The group of players here are less formed than the ones I had at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Chelsea, for example, so I can have more of an impact on them.

"It reminds me of my experience at AC Milan, plus Aurelio De Laurentiis is similar to Silvio Berlusconi. He manages the club like a big family, and I feel like a member of the family."

Napoli is unbeaten in its last seven Serie A games and holds a nine-point lead over third-place Inter.

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