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Wednesday August 5 2020
Insigne 'optimistic' he can face Barcelona

Lorenzo Insigne is ‘optimistic’ he’ll recover from injury in time to face Barcelona on Saturday, said the Napoli captain’s agent. ‘If he feels he’s at 80 per cent, he’ll play.’

The forward was distraught after pulling up in the final minutes of the 3-1 win over Lazio, their last Serie A game of the season, immediately realising it put his Champions League participation at risk.

The first leg ended 1-1 at the Stadio San Paolo in February and the decider is this Saturday behind closed doors at Camp Nou.

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Monday August 3 2020
Race against the clock for Insigne

Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne is racing against the clock to make Saturday’s match against Barcelona, as tests revealed an injury to ‘the left long adductor tendon’.

The Partenopei’s medical report came back with bad news after the 3-1 win over Lazio last weekend, as Insigne picked up an adductor injury and will be assessed daily until the big game in the Champions League.

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Sunday August 2 2020
Insigne awaits injury verdict

Lorenzo Insigne faces an anxious wait for test results on his groin injury, as Napoli visit Barcelona for the Champions League next Saturday.

The captain was visibly distraught and practically in tears when suddenly pulling up during the final minutes of their 3-1 Serie A win over Lazio last night.

It was the last Serie A game of the season and the only focus for Napoli now is trying to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, having drawn the first leg 1-1 at home with Barcelona.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Gattuso: 'Hopeful for Insigne'

Gennaro Gattuso is hopeful Lorenzo Insigne will be able to recover in time to face Barcelona after an injury during Napoli’s 3-1 win over Lazio. ‘I have the line-up in my mind.’

It was an ill-tempered encounter at the Stadio San Paolo, which erupted into several ugly rows, including on the touchline between the two sets of staff.

“Italian football has changed in its mentality for a few years now, nobody gives you anything for free,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Insigne injury scare ahead of Barcelona

Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne limped off in tears during today’s 3-1 win over Lazio, as a muscular problem puts him at risk for Barcelona.

The Italy international was mid-run during the final minutes of the game when he suddenly pulled up.

He was immediately distraught, realising this is an injury that could mean he misses next week’s Champions League trip to Barcelona.

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Wednesday July 8 2020
Insigne: 'Benevento can dream of Europe'

Spirits are high at Benevento after the promotion and forward Roberto Insigne has claimed the Streghe can ‘dream’ of a place in the Europa League.

Crotone ended the Giallorossi’s run of 22 games unbeaten in Serie B and the former Napoli winger revealed that coach Filippo Inzaghi did not react well to the 3-0 defeat at Stadio Ezio Scida.

“In the dressing room at Crotone, he broke the blackboard in anger,” he told Radio Punto Nuovo. “He is one who never gives up and always spur us on to give our best.

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Monday July 6 2020
Mkhitaryan: 'Roma must improve mentally'

Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan felt Roma suffered ‘an undeserved defeat’ against Napoli on Sunday and revealed the Giallorossi 'must improve mentally’.

Mkhitaryan bagged his seventh in Serie A this term, before the Partenopei captain Lorenzo Insigne scored the match-winning goal to make it 2-1 at the San Paolo.

But the Arsenal loanee didn’t think Roma deserved to come empty handed from Naples.

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Sunday July 5 2020
Insigne: 'Gattuso changed Napoli'

Lorenzo Insigne credits coach Gennaro Gattuso with the transformation of Napoli’s fortunes. ‘Since he arrived, we’ve been on the right track.’

The captain’s curler into the far top corner proved the winner in a 2-1 result against Roma, which allowed the Partenopei to go into joint fourth place.

He celebrated with a chest-bump on the touchline with his coach.

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Sunday July 5 2020
Gattuso: 'Must create winning mentality'

Gennaro Gattuso insists there is no ‘secret’ to his success with Napoli after a 2-1 win over Roma put them in joint fifth place. ‘We have to create a winning mentality.’

Jose Callejon and a Lorenzo Insigne curler proved decisive at the Stadio San Paolo, around a temporary Henrikh Mkhitaryan equaliser.

The Partenopei have won five of their last six Serie A games, so what is Gattuso’s secret?

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Saturday July 4 2020
Insigne: 'Totti, Raiola, ADL...'

Lorenzo Insigne confirms he rejected Francesco Totti, explains why he left Mino Raiola and tells Aurelio De Laurentiis he ‘dreams’ of a new Napoli contract.

Insigne recently cut his ties with agent Raiola and was wanted by Totti before he turned to Vincenzo Pisacane.

“He sent me a message, but I calmly told him that I’d make other choices,” he told Corriere della Sera.

“[Leaving Raiola] wasn’t about football or, as I heard, because I had to leave Napoli with him. It was a personal decision.”

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