Napoli’s boss, Gennaro Gattuso, paid tribute to Diego Maradona right after their 2-0 victory against Rijeka.
Teams held a minute’s of silence to pay their tribute to
, but above all the thousands of people who were out to lay flowers around the
Stadio San Paolo
, which will be renamed after
, to show their respects and gratitude.
Former AC Milan midfielder,
, went on to praise
and the things he had done for Napoli.
“I have many wonderful memories of Diego, we had dinner together a few times. He died, but will never die, because he was an extraordinary person. He made some mistakes in life, but so does everyone,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia.
“Diego wasn’t the man who won the Scudetto, he was the best player in the world who wore the Napoli jersey, represented this city and made a whole generation dream when the trophies all went to the northern clubs.
Napoli got a victory over Rijeka with two goals from Matteo Politano and Hirving Lozano.
“All games are difficult, because even against a local side, it’s going to be tough if you don’t approach it the right way.
“This performance was much better than three weeks ago away to Rijeka, but we still made far too many mistakes and got pig-headed trying to find through balls. It was certainly an improvement.”