Monday June 2 2014
Mazzarri 'proud' after Insigne WC call

Walter Mazzarri is delighted that Lorenzo Insigne has made the World Cup squad, but feels bad for Christian Maggio.

The Napoli pair were in Italy’s provisional 30-man squad for the tournament in Brazil, but the full-back was cut for the final 23.

And the former Parteneopei boss has admitted that he has mixed emotions following the announcement.

“I’m delighted for Lorenzo,” he told Radio Marte. “His qualities have never been in doubt as far as I’m concerned.

“I had him at Livorno when he was 19-years-old and you could see then that he was a real talent

“This is a success for all those who believed in him. I’m proud to have played a part in his development.

“I’m sorry for Christian though. I feel tied to him personally and professionally. Maybe he’s paid for his recent injury.”

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