The Telegraph defines Napoli as the most exciting team in Europe. “When you train people well, the results come. We also train the mind “
Aurelio De Laurentiis, Italian film producer and entrepreneur, founder, together with his father Luigi, of Filmauro, as well as president of Naples at the “South Cohesion” public assembly organized by the Industrial Union of Naples (KontroLab)
Napoli and Aurelio De Laurentiis on the Telegraph. The newspaper dedicates an article-interview to the “funniest team in Europe”.
The newspaper recalls the resounding victory over Ajax. And he points out that this defeat was not imparted by a top club but by an outsider who is the most exciting team of the season. Which has already wiped out Liverpool.
This is not luck, Aurelio De Laurentiis tells the Telegraph. It comes from a summer of delicate decisions and a high altitude pre-season.
“You know, my first job is entertainment. Film production, drama production, theater, for 55 years, so when I got interested in football, I always thought I was entertaining. When we make a film it is necessary to have ideas and a script, two years of work to please the audience. The same is in sport and football. You have an obligation towards the viewer. “
The Telegraph writes that Napoli now have Kvaradona, as well as Raspadori and Zielinski.
For De Laurentiis, the show is not limited to just Naples. His son Luigi is president of Bari which plays in Serie B.
“We are first in the standings in Serie A and Serie B. Do you know why? Because we work on football as if we were in films or fiction. The only difference is that when you write a script, you know the end, you know exactly how to please the viewer. In football, on the other hand, you have many problems, you never know what will happen. In films there are no rivals, only competition on the market. But when your team plays against top teams like Ajax or Liverpool or Bayern Munich or whoever is playing at a certain level, you never know what can happen. And you have to respect the decisions of the referee.
“But I don’t believe in luck. I’ve produced and financed 400 films and never had a flop. It is not luck. Hard work, concentration, ideas and marketing. You have to sell a product that the viewers like. In cinema as in football. “
De Laurentiis talks about the purchasing campaign:
«During the summer I talked to my collaborators about big decisions to make and how to change the team, buy new players. We were lucky on the transfer market, but we took players we have been following for years.
“In the negotiations we were smarter and faster than our competitors. We were already good at identifying players who are already here besides the coach. In the summer we don’t go on tour abroad, if I have to play against important teams, I want to play where we are retiring, in Italy in the mountains at 1,200 m.
“When you train people very well, the results come. We also take care of the psychological aspect of people, not just the physical one.
“When you have to set up a team, you have to dose psychology and physical appearance and you have to create the group because nobody wins alone. Then, there may be players with great personalities and others who are more timid, but that’s life. “