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Dalian Yifang midfielder Hamsik has dig at Napoli ambitions

Dalian Yifang midfielder Marek Hamsik admits he would've stayed with Napoli if he felt they were genuine title contenders.

Hamsik left Napoli last month for China.

“At the end of the match against Sampdoria, I didn't know how things would pan out," Hamsik told Il Mattino.

“Then I found an agreement and I was sure that the deal would be done, even when negotiations slowed down.

“I miss everything in Naples, my friends, the food... It's my home, it has been for 12 years.

“I miss the San Paolo, hearing the fans cheer. I miss games like those against Juventus, which gives unique and extraordinary sensations like few others.

“If we'd been fighting for the Scudetto, maybe I wouldn't have left because winning the Scudetto with Napoli, making Neapolitans happy, would've been incredible and something I wouldn't have swapped for the world.

“The difference last season was that we dropped points when we shouldn't have, while Juventus didn't.

“We didn't lose the Scudetto in a hotel last season. Matches and championships are lost on the field, not in a hotel. And I think we lost it in Florence."


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