As it stands, Napoli have had a smooth start to this year’s campaign as they sit top of the league with a total of 26 points, having won eight, drawn two, and lost zero of their first ten fixtures.
However, Mourinho aspires to find a way to rattle Spaletti’s side as he held Napoli to two consecutive stalemates last season. A victory for the Giallorossi would diminish the gap between both sides to only a one-point difference.
Speaking to Napoli station Radio Kiss Kiss, relayed by Tuttomercato, the former Getafe left-back touched upon the significance of the clash between both Serie A giants, focusing on how he has adapted to the Italian league:
The differences between La Liga and Serie A? There aren’t many, there is a lot of tactics, the ball is played a lot more, I am adapting with an ever higher playing time. On Sunday there is Roma to defend the first. place? It will be a difficult game, I look very physical, there will be many individual duels, we want to win by playing well and showing our fantastic game. “