Wednesday September 12 2012
El Kaddouri cools comparisons

Napoli new boy Omar El Kaddouri has played down similarities with Marek Hamsik and Zinedine Zidane.

The attacking midfielder moved to the Stadio San Paolo last month after a co-ownership deal was agreed with Brescia.

“I’m not scared of the comparisons, but I don’t like them,” noted the 22-year-old. “Hamsik and Zidane are two champions, whereas I have it all to prove.

“I’m here for this reason and I hope to illustrate my worth on the field of play.”

The Belgium Under-21 international can be used in a variety of attacking positions, but he has a preferred role.

“I was born as a Trequartista, but I was also used out wide and as a second striker last term,” he continued.

“I know that the competition for places is fierce here, but I hope to find some space in the team.”

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