Wednesday January 4 2012
New contract delights Maggio

Christian Maggio has expressed his happiness in this week renewing his Napoli contract to the end of the 2014-15 season.

Napoli confirmed yesterday that the 29-year-old had agreed a two-year extension to his existing deal, something that as he revealed himself to Radio Marte, has left the player delighted.

“I’m very happy. It is what I wanted for the last couple of months. I have expressed my desire for some time, there is now this agreement and I hope to give so much to this Napoli.

“I have great ambitions just like the club. The project is important, it takes time and effort, but there is a great opportunity.”

Maggio then reflected on his time in Naples. The right-wing-back joined the Partenopei from Sampdoria in 2008.

“At the beginning I did have some problems with adjusting, but that is now in the past. I’m fine, my wife is happy, I’m happy and I do not want another club.

“I love this city, my friends always speak badly about the city, yet they never want to leave when they come down from Vicenza. The fans’ affection is unique here.”

In all competitions this season, former Fiorentina man Maggio has scored twice and already matched last season’s tally of five assists.

“I have always been criticised for being defensive, but now it’s different. I have also been able to earn a place in the national team.

“I’m not preoccupied with the European Championships, nor Napoli’s duel League and European challenge, now I have the experience.”

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