Diego Maradona has thrown the gauntlet down to Lorenzo Insigne, with the Argentina legend challenging the Napoli forward to beat his club-record goals tally in order to get his hands on the number 10 shirt.
It is a jersey that Napoli retired in 2000 in honor of Maradona, who netted 115 goals for the Serie A side during a spell that encompassed his famous exploits in Argentina’s 1986 World Cup triumph.
“If he scores more goals than me, then he can wear it,” he explained at a media conference on the eve of receiving the honorary citizenship of Naples, before tipping Maurizio Sarri’s men for the title the club have not won since Maradona helped them to the championship in 1989-1990.
“I hope this can be the right season for the Scudetto, as they have the right experience now not to drop the points where they did last time. If they hadn’t have done that, we’d have been champions already.
“I think this is the right moment for Maurizio Sarri, Pepe Reina, Insigne, Dries Mertens and all the others. They can prove that Napoli can win the Scudetto.”