Saturday October 7 2017
Diawara: 'Yaya Toure my idol'

Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara confessed his idol is Yaya Toure and he has a few issues with chain-smoking Coach Maurizio Sarri.

The former Bologna talent sat down with the official club website to answer some fan questions.

“When Napoli came looking for me, I was very happy. If a club like this wants you, it can only make you proud,” said Diawara.

The upcoming Champions League clash with Manchester City is going to be a special occasion for him, as he'll face his sporting hero.

“My football idol is Yaya Toure, as I like his quality and vision. I tend to get excited by big games, like starting against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, but I am also very relaxed, because I enjoy that type of match.

“I really like the city of Naples, the fans, the people and the pizza! I am superstitious, so before the match I always pray and enter with the left foot second.”

Diawara was asked for the strengths and weaknesses of Coach Sarri.

“He smokes too much! He criticises me all the time, but I like that, as it means he cares for me. In the end it does become a bit wearying, though…”

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