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Mertens admits tough wearing Napoli No10 in Rijeka win

Dries Mertens admits it was difficult wearing the Napoli No10 shirt in victory over Europa League opponents Rijeka.

Napoli fans are in mourning after the passing of Diego Maradona, who made the No10 shirt his own.

Mertens said, "It was an awful moment for me, so I can only imagine how those who lived through his time at Napoli must have felt.

“He made such a big impact on this city and for everyone in the south of Italy. I want to be positive, and focus on my memories of a smiling man who loved football.

“It was tough to pull that shirt on. In some ways, it was always a dream, but not like this."

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