NEWS
Wednesday August 5 2020
Insigne 'optimistic' he can face Barcelona

Lorenzo Insigne is ‘optimistic’ he’ll recover from injury in time to face Barcelona on Saturday, said the Napoli captain’s agent. ‘If he feels he’s at 80 per cent, he’ll play.’

The forward was distraught after pulling up in the final minutes of the 3-1 win over Lazio, their last Serie A game of the season, immediately realising it put his Champions League participation at risk.

The first leg ended 1-1 at the Stadio San Paolo in February and the decider is this Saturday behind closed doors at Camp Nou.

“Lorenzo is really eager to play and he’s optimistic,” agent Vincenzo Pisacane told Radio Punto Nuovo.

“A player is his own best doctor and if he feels he’s at 80 per cent, he’ll play. I spoke to him this morning and he said he’ll do everything to be on that pitch.”

The injury was diagnosed as bruising of the ‘left long adductor tendon, with bone edema.’

“Lorenzo was in tears when he thought he might not be able to play against Barcelona, yet some stupid people continue to claim he doesn’t care enough about this club and the city. There’s not much more he can do to prove himself.”

 Lorenzo Insigne is ‘optimistic’ he’ll recover from injury in time to face Barcelona on Saturday, said the Napoli captain’s agent. ‘If he feels he’s at 80 per cent, he’ll play.’

The forward was distraught after pulling up in the final minutes of the 3-1 win over Lazio, their last Serie A game of the season, immediately realising it put his Champions League participation at risk.

The first leg ended 1-1 at the Stadio San Paolo in February and the decider is this Saturday behind closed doors at Camp Nou.

“Lorenzo is really eager to play and he’s optimistic,” agent Vincenzo Pisacane told Radio Punto Nuovo.

“A player is his own best doctor and if he feels he’s at 80 per cent, he’ll play. I spoke to him this morning and he said he’ll do everything to be on that pitch.”

The injury was diagnosed as bruising of the ‘left long adductor tendon, with bone edema.’

“Lorenzo was in tears when he thought he might not be able to play against Barcelona, yet some stupid people continue to claim he doesn’t care enough about this club and the city. There’s not much more he can do to prove himself.”

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