Lorenzo Insigne takes on his mentor Walter Mazzarri in Napoli-Inter on Sunday and his agent aimed a sideswipe at Rafa Benitez.
Mazzarri and Benitez both face their past at the San Paolo on Sunday at 19.45 GMT. Click here for a match preview.
“Mazzarri gave Insigne the right space in the team last season,” agent Antonio Ottaiano told Radio CRC.
“Let us not forget that Lorenzo was brought into the senior squad when he was still young and coming up from Serie B.
“Mazzarri gave his contribution to help Insigne become the player he is today. The Coach should be given credit for helping Lorenzo to grow.”
Insigne is an Italy international, but has struggled for playing time under Benitez so far this season, making 13 starts between Serie A and the Champions League.
“It’s crazy to be eliminated from the Champions League with 12 points. A positive result against Inter could project Napoli back towards the top of the Serie A table, though.
“The players are already focused on the next game and Napoli absolutely must get the three points. They have to put the negative results behind them and the best way to do that is with a victory.”