De Laurentiis: “Makes No Sense to Play the Supercoppa in Saudi Arabia”

After shooting down buzz about the coaching change at Napoli, president Aurelio De Laurentiis has dismissed the idea of playing the Italian Super Cup in the Middle East. Napoli, Fiorentina, Inter, and Lazio are scheduled to take on one another in late January 2024.

Speaking from Napoli headquarters in Castel Volturno, De Laurentiis recognized the frivolousness of holding the Supercoppa Italiana in Saudi Arabia.

“I pointed out one thing, let’s put this season aside. About the Super Cup, let’s decide early and not at the last moment. With the UEFA matches, Serie A, and all the national team games, when would the Super Cup be played? It has been made into a quartet. There will only be room for three matches, what’s the point? Are they giving 200 million? If so, it makes sense. But for 3-4 million, no!” (via Tuttomercatoweb)

De Laurentiis thinks it will only complicate the other competitions.

“Everything is being done to complicate the national championship which has 27 million fans. Club World Cup? There is no time for summer preparation, it’s a commitment that would create problems.”

Napoli are scheduled to play out of one of their most hectic seasons this time around, with the UEFA Champions League, Coppa Italia, and Supercoppa Italiana in line.

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