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Diego Demme admits father in tears when he signed for Napoli

Diego Demme admits his father was in tears when he signed for Napoli.

Demme was named after Azzurri legend Diego Maradona and joined in January from RB Leipzig.

He recalled: “He cried when I signed, it was exciting for all of us," Demme revealed. “He is present for almost every game.

“Many remind me that I carry an important name, but I can't and don't want to confront Maradona."

Demme also said of coach Rino Gattuso: "He immediately threw me on the pitch and things went well," he added. “It's an honour that he has shown his faith in me, together with [Andrea] Pirlo, he has always been a role model.

“The fact that he wanted me at Napoli is nice, the positive thing is that his idea of football is similar to the one of [RB Leipzig coach Julian] Nagelsmann. They both rely heavily on possession."

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