Kvaratskhelia: “Champions? I’d Thought I’d Never Play It”

Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia touched upon his emotions since arriving to the Serie A over the summer in an interview.

Since his 8 million euro move to the Neapolitan club from Georgian outfit Dinamo Batumi, the 21 year-old winger amassed eight goals and eight assists in 17 games-played across all competitions for Napoli, playing a tremendous role within their most successful start to a campaign within their club’s history.

While speaking with Italian media outlet Crocobet, via TuttoNapoli, the Georgian rising star provided his insight on what it’s like playing for Napoli:

“The Napoli fans encourage me a lot. People want pictures, autographs, they say warm things to me. It is a big responsibility for me to receive so much love. I feel I have to give it back to the stadium. I do everything to make them happy. City? I rarely walk there, I almost never go there. People are in love with football in general. The first thing I noticed when I arrived was that football lives here, everyone, no matter the age or gender, everyone knows everything.”

In addition, Kvaratskhelia spoke about how feels about Spalletti at the helm of the club:

“He’s an interesting and positive person, I’m learning a lot from him, he’s a fantastic coach. I also learn a lot from my teammates, they are all very strong. We are a big family. We play every three days but when we can we go out together, we are on good terms, there is a positive atmosphere in the dressing room.”

Finally, the young stud provided his aspirations within the Champions League:

“Champions? I never thought I’d play it, I heard the anthem as a kid, it was my dream. Listening to the anthem gives you an energy you can’t find anywhere else. I had these feelings when I played the first game against Liverpool and it helped me a lot.”