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Insigne: I was calm when taking the penalty

Sat 13 February 2021 | 19:43

Napoli captain scored a match-winning penalty in their Saturday clash against Juventus.

Napoli

won their crucial battle against

Juventus

on Saturday with a 1-0 result.

Gennaro Gattuso

’s men displayed a solid performance throughout the match and scored in the 31st minute.

Giorgio Chiellini

’s foul on

Amir Rrahmani

resulted in a spot-kick for Napoli and

Lorenzo Insigne

managed to score the match-winning goal for his team. In a post-match interview, the Italian forward has spoken about his team’s performance.

“We are happy with the result, but above all the performance, because we worked as a team, fighting together to the end and Chucky was shattered at the end, so we were basically down to 10. We still united as a team and brought home the victory,”

Insigne told

Sky Sport Italia.

“This season hasn’t been as good as last year yet, but we had so many problems from injuries to COVID, and lost David Ospina in the warm-up too today.

“We can’t let it distract us, we need to stay calm and focused, just keep going.”

Insigne ended his curse of missing penalties against Juventus. His missed penalty against the Old Lady cost his side the Supercoppa title last month. Asked about his feelings when taking the penalty, the 29-year-old responded:

“I was calm, because I know the coach and my teammates have faith in me and that is enough. I am still sad about what happened in the Supercoppa, but if I just think about mistakes of the past, I will never be able to move on. I have to keep going.

“It’s special as a Neapolitan to seal this victory over Juventus and I dedicate it to my wife for Valentine’s Day.”


source: SportMob
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