Monday January 10 2011
Cavani dedicates hat-trick to his wife

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has dedicated the sensational hat-trick he scored against Juventus last night to his wife.

The 23-year-old Uruguay international singlehandedly destroyed Juventus with a trio of headers in a stunning 3-0 win.

Remarkably, it's Cavani's third hat-trick of the season, taking his tally to 24 goals in all competitions for club and country.

Asked to reveal why he put the ball under his shirt after the game, he said: "It was an affection gesture aimed at my wife who will make me a father in a few months' time.

"We are a happy couple because the most beautiful thing in the world awaits us. And we are also happy that I am doing well on a footballing level.

"The League table says that we are worthy of qualifying for the Champions League, so we are enjoying this moment.

"Sure we still have to improve some things about our game, because we committed too many mistakes against Inter.

"In short, I would like to see a solid Napoli like the one we saw against Juventus," he concluded.

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