Saturday March 26 2011
Maggio: 'Time for new Italy era'

Christian Maggio adapted to a new role for Italy against Slovenia and “after the disappointment in South Africa it's time to start a new era.”

The Napoli winger played as a right-back in the 4-3-1-2 system for their 1-0 victory in Ljubljana last night.

“I hadn't played in that position for a while, but I think things went pretty well.

“We played a good game and deserved to bring home all three points,” he said.

“After the disappointment in South Africa with the World Cup it's time to move on and start a new era.”

Maggio is currently starring for Napoli, who are in third place and still in the Scudetto race.

“The team is living a wonderful dream and we have no intention of waking up now. If we beat Lazio next weekend, then the Champions League would be even closer.”

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