Wednesday April 15 2015
Insigne: 'Napoli accepted retreat'

Lorenzo Insigne is glad to be facing Wolfsburg and did not protest Napoli’s forced training retreat.

The first leg of their Europa League quarter-final is on Thursday at 20.05 UK time (19.05 GMT).

“All international games are difficult, so we must remain concentrated to the end and do well as a unit together,” said the striker in a Press conference.

Insigne scored against Borussia Dortmund both home and away, so has he got a special fondness for German teams?

“I am always happy when I score goals, but this is an important match and we need 100 per cent from everyone. It doesn’t matter who scores.”

He’s finally back to full fitness after five months out following knee ligament surgery and helped set up a goal for Jose Callejon, ending the Spaniard’s goal drought. Is that a coincidence?

“Even after the injury I stayed close to the team. Jose is a great professional who always gives everything for the team, so even without scoring he still sacrifices himself for the side.

“He’s been unlucky in front of goal recently, but is always in the right place at the right time.”

Insigne was also asked about President Aurelio De Laurentiis ordering the squad into a training retreat following the Coppa Italia semi-final exit to Lazio.

The tactic seems to have paid off, as Napoli crushed Fiorentina 3-0 this weekend.

“We accepted the President’s decision. We are professionals and this is our job. The team and I face every game with the same approach, as we actually had more chances against Lazio than we did Fiorentina, even if the results were different.”