As the clock ticked down at the San Paolo this evening, Marek Hamsik was “beginning to think the goal was cursed!”
Napoli had numerous chances before Hamsik's angled drive at the 83rd minute sealed a 1-0 result over Genoa.
“This is a fundamental victory for us. After a while I was beginning to think the goal was cursed!” joked the Slovak midfielder.
“The ball just did not want to go in, but fortunately we were able to break the deadlock towards the end.
“These three points take us closer to the Champions League, but we mustn't lower our guard, as there are still three rounds to be played with the utmost intensity.”
Hamsik has been heavily linked with the likes of Real Madrid and especially Manchester United.
“My future? I have a contract at Napoli and I'm happy to be here. I have fun playing with this team. We'll see what happens.”
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