Saturday January 7 2012
Lavezzi 'trapped' by Napoli fans

Ezequiel Lavezzi reveals he “has to live locked away at home or leave training in the boot of a car” because the passion of the Napoli fans is too much.

El Pocho is currently nursing an injury that will keep him out for several weeks, but should be back for the Champions League clash with Chelsea.

“It is going to be an historic encounter and we hope to go through to the next round. The Blues are an important side, but we are tough to beat,” Lavezzi told Argentine newspaper Olè.

The striker has been linked with a move away from Naples, mainly because the supporters are a little too passionate.

“I appreciate the love that people give me when I make them happy. However, I still haven’t found a calm place to hang out. I practically have to live locked away at home. I always eat in the same places so I don’t have to go into the city centre.

“Once I went to a shopping centre to buy some clothes and it took me three hours to leave! The traffic was blocked off by the sheer number of people and they had to call the police.

“There were other incidents too. Once after I scored against Milan, a fan told me he wanted to gift me a race horse. Sometimes I have to leave the training session locked in the boot of my car. I am certain no other place on earth provides love like this.”

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