Napoli's Datolo thrilled with Maradona moment

Napoli midfielder Jesus Datolo has spoken of his debut goal for Argentina in midweek against Russia.

Napoli midfielder Jesus Datolo has spoken of his debut goal for Argentina in midweek against Russia.

“It was a fantastic evening for me,” said the former Boca Juniors ace. “I had previously only seen Maradona as a player, but seeing him close up was like touching a dream with my hands.

“The hug that I gave him after scoring was like me repaying him for the faith he had shown me. It was a marvellous moment.”

Datolo is still something of an unknown quantity in Italian football given that he’s struggled to adapt since his January switch from South America.

“Now my dream is to score a goal for Napoli, just like I did for Argentina,” he stated. “I want to demonstrate that I can do well in the Azzurri jersey too.”

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