Napoli legend Marek Hamsik says he misses everything about the Partenopei while new winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has ‘extraordinary numbers.’ The Slovakian midfielder spent over a decade in Naples, making 520 appearances across all competitions, scoring 121 goals and providing 103 assists, becoming their all-time record appearance holder in his 12 years with Napoli.
Speaking to DAZN, the 35-year-old reflected on how much he misses his former club, despite having left 3 years ago:
I miss everything about Napoli. It’s a mixture of beautiful things; the people, the sea, the food. During the first days, some of the new signings were scared of the city, only to end up falling in love with it.
The team is doing excellent things. They started well like last year, but this time I see them more convinced.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia? I must admit, I hardly knew him myself at first, but he actually has extraordinary numbers.
Lavezzi? I remember that when he came to Napoli he was a bit overweight, but he soon recovered. Edinson Cavani was a crazy professional, he trained more than the others and alone, when he lost he went crazy.
Breaking Maradona’s record? For me it was an indescribable emotion, which I will carry with me all my life.
Regrets? To have come second three times. Winning a league title, you know, is really a league title.”