Insigne Reaches Napoli Milestone, Comments Jersey Number Snafu

Lorenzo Insigne celebrated his 400th appearance with Napoli in style. He converted the penalty kick that sealed the deal versus Cagliari, allowing the Partenopei to maintain a perfect record in Serie A. In the pre-game, the big screen at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona mistakenly indicated he was wearing no.10.

Insigne commented after the match: “The best way to honor this occasion was to win and score. We succeeded; now we have to stay grounded and keep working because there is a long way ahead. Being top of the table is an indescribable feeling that I always dreamed of. I am enjoying it greatly.”

On the snafu: “The no.10 jersey can not be touched. It belongs to a legend that brought Napoli to the top of the world and made us dream. He was my idol. It is fair for it to remain unassigned.”

Insigne dished on the great form of the team: “The coach is making up have fun, and it shows on the pitch. We are still bitter for losing a Champions League spot at the last moment last season. The fans expect a lot from us, and we want to pay them back. This Napoli is different from Maurizio Sarri’s one. We try to do what Luciano Spalletti asks. He took over after a good season, we were disappointed, but he cheered us up. He has a ton of experience, and he managed a few champions in the past, therefore it is right for us to follow his lead.”