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Mazzarri: Title race is wide open

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri believes this season’s Serie A crown is there for the taking.

Mazzarri’s side sit second in the league, just four points behind leaders AC Milan, and are aiming to maintain their title push with victory against Bari on Sunday.

Having already bypassed expectations so far this season, Napoli are on course for their first Italian league title since 1990.

But Mazzarri says any team can still win it and the title race is tighter than ever.

“There’s great equality this year as never before,” he said. “I think the league is level at the top and it’s fascinating.”

“It will be a great fight on every front.”

Despite their lofty status, Mazzarri remains wary of bottom side Bari this weekend, especially after they narrowly lost 2-1 to Juventus.

“When facing another Italian team we cannot look at the table, the situation can change at any moment,” he said.

“This will be an important match for Bari too as they will be playing it at home, we know how important that is, and as a result their performance could be even better.”

“We should have the same motivation, the same determination and will to make the scales tip on our side from a technical and tactical point of view.”

“The championship has never been as balanced as this year. I think that’s great, it’s more fascinating and balanced, but of course it will be a tough battle until the end.”

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