Cavani Backs Napoli to Win the Title, Praises Gattuso

A few years after leaving, Edinson Cavani continues to follow Napoli from afar, and he’s hopeful the Azzurri will take home the long-awaited Scudetto this season. El Matador signed with Valencia in the summer, and his coach is Gennaro Gattuso. He weighed in on the move to La Gazzetta della Sport (via Fantacalcio)

“My first reaction when I saw him was to laugh. I recalled all the memories, tackles, and skirmishes of our matches and his playing style. We hugged. It was a nice meeting filled with respect. I made an excellent choice by coming here. He talks very clearly, he’s genuine, loyal, and authentic. He didn’t lose his essence despite having a great career.”

The striker looked back at this stay with the Partenopei.

“Every team you play for gives you something, but they have a special place in my memory. Those three years were the beginning of my trajectory that continued in Paris and Manchester. I’m a discreet person and tend not to show emotions. But the affection I received in Napoli from the first day was thrilling and incredible. I was unveiled as if I was the Pope. It was overwhelming.”

Cavani is delighted with how Napoli are faring this season.

“I follow them with attention and involvement. I don’t know if they will manage to win the Serie A, but I sincerely hope so. There’s everything in place for them to do it. They are a serious and organized club that plans and works well in the transfer market. They have a great coach, interesting and hungry players, and the usual eternal passion of the public. Their start was phenomenal. January will be a key month for them.”

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