Sunday May 20 2012
Campagnaro hails Napoli passion

Ahead of tonight’s Coppa Italia Final, Hugo Campagnaro reveals “playing in Naples is different to the north of Italy.”

The Argentine defender spoke to ESPN Argentina and explained there is a big gap between Napoli supporters and those of Juventus.

“I have played in the north and can say Naples is different. It’s great living here, the people are as passionate as in Argentina and I really feel at home.

“Napoli have not won a trophy since the days of Diego Armando Maradona, so the fans are really fired up ahead of the Final with Juventus.

“We are in good shape, are facing the new Champions of Italy and want to end the season in a positive manner. It has been a strong campaign, as we finished in front of richer sides like Inter and Roma.

“Walter Mazzarri is a great motivator with real character. He focuses a lot on the tactical aspects. I’m happy to have him as our Coach, as he allows us to give our best.”

Campagnaro is one of several Serie A stars called up for international duty with Argentina.

“I am happy to have been recalled. The Coach rang me up before the Lecce game to give me the news. It is the most emotional moment of anyone’s career, although I’m a little sad to have only reached the Seleccion at the age of 31.”