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Insigne: “we wanted to pay homage to our idol”

Mon 30 November 2020 | 10:37

Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne says the death of Diego Maradona and players’ motivation for paying tribute to the Napoli legend had an important role in their brilliant 4-0 win over AS Roma.

Last night,


managed to defeat their opponent

AS Roma

4 – 0. Napoli captain

Lorenzo Insigne

scored the first goal. He then kissed a Maradona shirt as he was celebrating the goal, showing how much he values ​​the club's legend. At the end of the game, he said that Napoli had more motivation than ever because of


's death. Last night,


played against Roma in serie A for the first time after their legend’s death.

The game at the San Paolo Stadium, which will soon be renamed the Maradona Stadium, was of great emotional importance to the Napoli players.

"The atmosphere certainly gave us extra motivation, as we wanted to pay homage to our idol,"

Insigne said after the match

"It hurts and we cared more than ever tonight to put in a great performance for him and the city that is suffering."

Napoli boss,

Gennaro Gattuso

also made some comments:

"There is a sense of sadness, but at this moment I think the city must also show common sense.

"I am seeing too many people going around without their masks.

"Maradona is a legend, everyone knows that, and I understand the desire to express that affection, but I hope from tomorrow the city will get back to being sensible, or we'll all pay the consequences later."



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source: SportMob