Lorenzo Insigne Is Still “Hurting” After His Emotional Departure From Hometown Club Napoli

Lorenzo Insigne Is Still “Hurting” After His Emotional Departure From Hometown Club Napoli

  • Napoli Legend Lorenzo Insigne has said that he is still hurt after leaving Napoli for the Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • Insigne ended his 15-year association with Naples a few months ago and said it still hurts watching his former team and not be there
  • Insigne joined MLS side Toronto FC on a four-year deal in July after helping Napoli win two Coppa Italia and a Supercoppa Italiana title.

Toronto FC winger and Napoli legend Lorenzo Insigne has opened up about his departure from his boyhood team. Insigne has said that it hurts watching the Partenopei and not be on the pitch.

The 31-year-old left Napoli at the end of last season, ending a 15-year association with one of Italy's biggest clubs to play in the Major League Soccer (MLS)

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Lorenzo Insigne celebrating his goal against Genoa, his last game for Napoli. Photo by Cesare Purini/Mondadori Portfolio
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Insigne still sad after Napoli exit

Speaking to DAZN, Insigne said that he feels like crying every time he tries to rewatch his former team and his farewell, after dedicating half of his life to it. He says that he dearly misses Naples.

No, otherwise I feel like crying! It hurts to watch their games and not be on the pitch, but that’s life. I have no regrets, I gave everything. I hope the fans can always be proud of me.
The last game against Genoa I felt so much affection from the fans, it’s a pity I felt it the last game, the days I left. It hurts, I had a great time in Naples and I can’t hide the fact that I miss playing there.

Insigne has made a solid start in MLS. The Italian has scored six goals and provided two assists in his first nine games for the club. He joined the club as a 15-year-old in 2006 and made his debut for the senior team in 2010. In 2019, he became the club captain.

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Insigne's son steals the show at the unveiling

Sports Brief earlier reported on Insigne's unveiling at Toronto FC in Canada where his son stole the show, saying "Daddy, I love ".

The winger had a pre-contract agreement with the MLS side in January this year and was given a fitting send-off in his last game for Napoli. In his 12-year spell as a first-team player, Insigne scored 122 goals and provided 95 assists in 434 appearances.

Source: Sports Brief News