Following the defeat on Friday, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurenti believes Friday’s defeat against Lazio was ‘useful’ and publicly blames FIFA: ‘Did you see the Netflix documentary? They stole millions.’
While speaking at an event on Monday, the Partenopei owner laid out several arguments, from the defeat against Lazio to the future of his only second-owned club SSC Bari and also the recent scandal involving FIFA in a documentary on Netflix.
“Did you see on Netflix what FIFA did? They stole millions”, the club owner said when speaking on the Netflix documentary as quoted by Il Corriere dello Sport.
“They are in Switzerland, out of every European jurisdiction and nobody controls them”.
De Laurenti’s-owned club, Bari currently sit second in Serie B, which would grant them a spot in Serie A next season.
However, if the series B side do get promotion to Italy’s top flight, De Laurentiis will be forced to sell them or Napoli as an individual is not allowed to own two clubs in Serie A to avoid conflict of interest.
“If Bari go to Serie A, we’ll sell the club to somebody who knows how to manage it properly,” admitted the Italian businessman who also commented on Lazio’s win against Napoli last week saying,
It was the second season defeat for the Partenopei who still have a 15-point lead over second-placed Inter.
“Maurizio Sarri was a smartass. He had a defensive approach rather than playing as he knew. However, the defeat can be useful otherwise we’d run the risk of relaxing.”