Insigne grateful for backing of Napoli coach Mazzarri

Napoli starlet Lorenzo Insigne is delighted with the support he's received from coach Walter Mazzarri.

Napoli starlet Lorenzo Insigne is delighted with the support he's received from coach Walter Mazzarri.

Insigne caught the eye in Italy last season during a loan spell with Pescara in Serie B under the tutelage of Zdenek Zeman. He then returned to parent club Napoli.

“I think I did well with Zeman last year and then again with Napoli in pre-season. If I’m here then I will have to thank Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri.

“They are two very different Coaches as you can see from the style of their teams. I was used more as a wide attacker by Zeman, but with Mazzarri I’m fielded as a second striker.

“I spoke with Napoli before pre-season. I knew that I would be on trial in the sense that I didn’t know whether I would remain. I worked hard every day in the hope that I would realise my dream of staying.”

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