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Lavezzi: Maradona legend drew me to Napoli

Ezequiel Lavezzi admits the shadow of Diego Maradona looms large for any Argentine who plays for Napoli.

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."

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