The attacking midfielder said: "We Argentines who come to Napoli find it different here because this is where Maradona played.
"But this is also why I have come here. I am not thinking I can become like Maradona - but he is an inspiration."
Lavezzi added: "I'm happy to wear the No7 shirt, but I also wouldn't have had a problem wearing Maradona's No10. The No7 was the only one available."