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Napoli captain Hamsik: We all know Maradona is No1

Napoli captain Marek Hamsik has no interest in comparisons with Diego Maradona.

Hamsik recently became Napoli's all-time top scorer, surpassing Maradona.

He said, “Of course we all know that Diego means a lot to this city. He is number 1 and will stay there forever. However, we must and want to fade that myth a bit by winning. It's been a long time since Napoli won anything - so it would be wonderful if we could revive those times.

“For us Neapolitans, Diego is always number one. There are no similarities between us. He was a forward with imagination. I am a different footballer and man, and I am satisfied with it. Unfortunately I was too young to see Maradona on the pitch. Although I watched some games with him later, I grew up with other idols."

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