Napoli’s Insigne celebrates 100th goal against Juve
Lorenzo Insigne celebrated his 100th goal in the colours of Napoli against Juventus.
The player’s 31st-minute penalty gave Napoli the much-needed victory over star-studded Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus.
But he also ended his curse of missing three previous spot-kicks against the Bianconeri, one only last month in the Supercoppa.
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The captain converted a penalty awarded for Giorgio Chiellini’s arm in Amir Rrahmani’s face, then Alex Meret performed some crucial saves.
“We are happy with the result, but above all the performance, because we worked as a team, fighting together to the end and Chucky was shattered at the end, so we were basically down to 10. We still united as a team and brought home the victory,” Insigne told Sky Sport Italia.
“This season hasn’t been as good as last year yet, but we had so many problems from injuries to COVID, and lost David Ospina in the warm-up too.
“We can’t let it distract us, we need to stay calm and focused, just keep going.”
“I was calm because I know the coach and my teammates have faith in me and that is enough. I am still sad about what happened in the Supercoppa, but if I just think about mistakes of the past, I will never be able to move on. I have to keep going.
“It’s special as a Neapolitan to seal this victory over Juventus and I dedicate it to my wife for Valentine’s Day.”