Tuesday October 15 2013
Insigne: 'Indescribable emotion'

Lorenzo Insigne felt “indescribable” emotions playing in Naples, but rues his close shaves against Armenia.

“It was certainly emotional, as it was my first senior Italy game at the San Paolo. I thank the fans for chanting my name. The emotion was indescribable,” said the homegrown Napoli talent on Rai Sport.

“My old football school also had a banner tonight and I hope they can follow in my footsteps.”

Insigne and Alessandro Florenzi were the most impressive figures in the 2-2 draw.

“We youngsters put the effort in for our clubs too in order to earn our Italy call-ups and we’ll always be at the disposal of the Coach.

“The fact we ended unbeaten gives us confidence, though we are not happy with the result. It’s important we didn’t lose and kept trying till the end.”

Insigne almost scored on several occasions, hitting the woodwork and skimming the upright after a sensational Cruyff turn.

“It was a good move, but I wanted to score tonight. If I had scored from there it would’ve been amazing.”