Napoli star Marek Hamsik “can't wait” to step into the City of Manchester Stadium. “It'll be a celebration of football.”
The Partenopei make their return to the Champions League/European Cup after 21 years on Wednesday night against Manchester City.
“Taking part in the Champions League with Europe's best teams is a reward for the marvellous work we did last season,” wrote Hamsik on his official website.
“It will be a celebration of football and for many of us the first ever game in the Champions League. I can't wait to get out there.
“Winning would be fantastic, but it will be difficult. We are playing against a side of great quality.”
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