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Insigne: 'Rows with Ancelotti, but…'

Insigne: 'Rows with Ancelotti, but…'

Lorenzo Insigne admits he has “rows with Carlo Ancelotti,” but the captain assures he’d “get myself killed for the Napoli jersey.”

The player has sometimes been dropped to the bench or even the stands in a Champions League draw with KRC Genk, amid reports of clashes with the Coach.

“My rapport with Ancelotti is a bit odd, as at times we have had rows, but that’s all down to our respective personalities,” Insigne told Rai Sport.

“Carlo remains an extraordinary Coach and I really hope to win with him. Over two years of training sessions, when I arrived late or irritable, at times I’ve responded to some of his observations, but these are incidents that start and end there, they don’t get dragged on.

“Obviously, that’s not all that happens, as I can joke around with the Coach too. Since he’s been at the club, he has never forced me to take on a role I didn’t want.

“Some Napoli fans haven’t understood me, as they consider me arrogant, as if they have a different image of how I am in reality. I hope that they can change their minds and stand by me, because I’d get myself killed for the Napoli jersey.

“The time has come for Napoli to win, we’ve been waiting too long now.”

Juventus are back on top of the table after beating Inter, but has Insigne forgiven Maurizio Sarri for joining their arch-rivals?

“The Coach is of a certain age and had this big opportunity. I hope he does well, because I do care for him after all he did for Napoli and the city of Naples.”

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