Wednesday April 26 2017
Insigne: ‘Napoli like nowhere else’

Lorenzo Insigne praises the “immense passion” of Napoli fans which “you won’t find anywhere else”.

The attacking midfielder grew up in Naples, and on Saturday he signed a new long-term contract with the Partenopei.

“Naples is wonderful, only we know what it means to be Neapolitans,” Insigne said in a Q&A with fans.

“I try to take this to the nation, and the world too. We have everything in Naples: the food, Vesuvius, the sea - things which everyone envies us for.

“The fans? You have immense passion, I even followed Napoli in Serie C and you won’t find that anywhere else. I hope it will always be like this, just so we can win a lot of trophies.

“Sacrifices to play for Napoli? Many, when I was small I was already helping my family, getting up early to go to work. Those sacrifices have been repaid though, I’m playing with Napoli and I’m glad I made them.

“It was wonderful to play at San Paolo for the first time, since I was a kid it was always a dream for me to play on this pitch. It’s a unique emotion.”

Insigne was also asked for some of the highlights of his career with Napoli.

“I think my best goal was against Borussia Dortmund, the winner from a free-kick. Then the most significant I think was in the Coppa Italia final.

“The most important games? The Coppa Italia final with Fiorentina where I got a double, my first against Parma and then third I’d say Real Madrid.”

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