Cape Town - Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne insists
the conflict between himself and manager Carlo Ancelotti is a thing of
the past after scoring the winner against RB Salzburg.
The 28-year-old Italy international has been a key player for the Partenopei since breaking into the first team back in 2012.
Insigne has now scored 81 goals in 312 appearances for the club,
including the crucial strike in the Champions League clash against
Salzburg in Austria.
That was his fourth in nine outings so far this term, but it came
after he stepped off the bench having been left out of the starting XI
There has been talk of a falling out between Insigne and the manager
in recent weeks, while the owner Aurelio De Laurentiis also spoke out
last week and urged the player to "change his attitude".
But after Insigne followed up Dries Merten's brace with the 73rd-minute winner and then ran to celebrate with Ancelotti.
Speaking afterwards, he said: "What happened with Ancelotti is water
under the bridge. I respect him a great deal and he has always shown
that he has faith in me, even when I didn't play, so I felt important to
"I had some wrong attitudes before, I apologised for that. I also
want to dedicate the goal to Tommaso, our kitman, because he had a
slight accident and wasn't able to come to Salzburg with us. We all wish
him the best."
Insigne will hope his goal will lead to him returning to the starting XI for Sunday’s Serie A trip to SPAL.
- TeamTalk Media