The Napoli star has given his views on Sarri’s decision to join arch-rivals Juventus last month.
Insigne also cleared up speculation around his own future with Napoli and stated that he would love to retire with his hometown club and hang up his boots while at Stadio San Paolo.
The Italian winger thinks his former boss Maurizio Sarri betrayed Napoli and all the Neapolitans by joining the Bianconeri ahead of the new season starting towards the end of August.
Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne claims Maurizio Sarri betrayed the club by joining Juventus.
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Sarri was crucial for Napoli’s success during the three seasons in charge of the Partenopei. In fact, Napoli finished in a top-three position in all of the three seasons with the Italian manager in charge. Then in 2018, Sarri decided to leave for Chelsea.
Insigne was vocal at the time, warning a move to Juve would represent “a betrayal” of Napoli and the club icon stood by his comments on Monday.
“I said it and I say it again, for us Neapolitans, that was a betrayal,” Insigne said during a Q&A session.
“And it will be forever. Now we have to focus on ourselves and try to beat him at all costs. Now that he’s gone to Juve, I don’t want to talk about him anymore.
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“The Scudetto is a dream for all of us and we will try once more.”
It’s not the first time Insigne’s future with Napoli has been put in discussion and that is why the man himself wanted to put to rest any rumours of him moving away from Naples.
His current contract with the Italian giants expires in 2022.
“No, I never thought of leaving Napoli. I’m still young, I’m happy in Naples and want to stay here for the rest of my career.”