Monday February 17 2014
Insigne thanks Benitez

Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne has thanked Coach Rafa Benitez for showing faith in him following his goal at the weekend.

The 22-year-old has been the victim of abuse from some sections of his own fanbase recently but is now confident his relationship with them has been repaired.

“I’m pleased that I scored but I’m especially pleased with my performance,” Insigne told the club’s official website.

“I have to thank Benitez for his trust and how he is getting me to play.

“He asks me to play more as a winger than as a striker and I think I’m doing well at it.

“I’m always happy to score and I want to do it more.

“My relationship with the fans is great as it always has been.

“I reacted badly to them but I have apologised for my behaviour and everything is fine now. Let’s enjoy the victory and move on."

Insigne also spoke about his hopes for the club for the rest of the season.

“We want to qualify for the latter rounds of the Europa League,” he said. “I want to play in the final as it is in Italy.

“We made a lot of mistakes last year and we don’t want to do it again.

“We also want to finish second in the League.”

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