Naples, Insigne’s farewell can destabilize the Neapolitan environment. There are already those who think about the after: Dries Mertens.
Insigne to the Toronto. Year zero, Napoli must start again. If it is not necessary to reconstruct on the level of the game, because Spalletti is giving an identity to the team, it is necessary to put the pieces back together on the level of belonging.
Lorenzo Insigne is a boy of Naples that crowns the dream of playing for the colors he has always loved: now the flags are only less and less present in the name of progress and the economy, but paradoxically they are the ones that keep the football system going. The youngest identify with them, while the elderly take them as a model in the snapshots of nostalgia. Insigne leaves and who stays? There is a name: Dry Mertens.
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The Belgian wants to stay, but he also intends to dictate his conditions: he is not just anyone. Dries want to put on come the present that becomes the future and, therefore, certainty. “I don’t want dollars, Naples is enough for me”. Clear message to De Laurentiis: “I am here”. This could portend a a renewal for life, but before the formalities it is necessary to look at the behaviors.
Mertens calls himself Ciro, even the name he bartered, to give himself totally to this city that embodies a philosophy of life. He arrives at the stadium, exits the Maradona and pervades every corner: the smell of coffee, the roar of mopeds, the smile of a child when he scores his idol.
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This is Naples and, probably, in the past others understood it more than the Neapolitans themselves. At least in football. Insigne through, Quagliarella the same (for different reasons, but the substance does not change). Instead, Hamsik, Lavezzi and Cavani remained.
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Later they took other paths, but only later. When there was nothing left, absolutely nothing, to do. Not to mention Koulibaly: “I feel at home”, he always said. Although it is destined to start practically every trading session. Yet it (does not) move.
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Mertens wants to do the same and tries to prove it even before a signature: facts count, of course, but the power of words moves the world. It was enough a post on Instagram to move away the conscience of the fans. What is beautiful is not beautiful, but what is Belgium is beautiful. For the Neapolitans, now, this is how it works. Difficult to give him cake.