Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has reflected on last year’s Coppa Italia win, which he describes as a’ nightmare’.
The Partenopei beat Fiorentina to lift the trophy back in May, but the triumph was tainted after it was revealed that a fan had died before the game in Rome.
And the striker has revealed his mixed emotions following the final whistle.
“That night was nightmare, what with everything that happened,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“At the end of the game we enjoyed the win, but none of us wanted to celebrate.
“Knowing that a guy was struggling for his life, who would want to celebrate?
“I find it disturbing that someone should die at a football game. I have heard too many things – institutions ready to commit. They have said that things will improve, but I don’t see it ever changing.”
The 26-year-old then commented on the competition his men will face this season in the League.
“Inter have reinforced well, bringing in Vidic, M’Vila, Osvaldo and Medel. I think they will fight for the title.
“Milan though, still have a lot of work to do in the market.
“Juve have a new Coach, so that may take some time getting used to, and Roma have to deal with Champions League football as well.”