`Roma can beat Napoli if they play their way`’

IANS| Updated: Oct 13, 2013, 13:06 PM IST

Rome: Roma will be certain to beat Napoli in their upcoming clash provided that the Italy capital team play their way, said Roma striker Adem Ljajic.

Roma will face Napoli at home Oct 18 to decide the topper of the Serie A rankings. And according to Ljajic, the outcome of the clash will be decided by Roma themselves.

"The Partenopei are candidates for the Scudetto and have champions of international level but if we play the way we did in the first seven games then we`ll certainly beat them. We are not inferior to Napoli. I was out of the Inter game because I had problems with my back and thigh but I am ready for the next game," he said.

Roma beat Inter 3-0 in Milan at the last round of Serie A, winning seven out of as many matches and staking their credential to the Scudetto.

"I am always an optimistic type but I must admit I didn`t expect us to do so well. So far Roma have been fantastic but we must continue taking it one game at a time, just like (head coach) Rudi Garcia asks. It`s the only way we can win something," Ljajic said.

"Scudetto? I said before I arrived from Fiorentina that only Juventus are stronger than this Roma side. Another four or five, including us, can fight for second place. Our minimum objective is to qualify for Europe. Then at the end of the day we`ll see where we are," the Serbia international added.