Napoli star Raspadori ‘trying to steal secrets’ from Aguero and Rooney

Giacomo Raspadori feels Napoli is the ‘right place’ for his life and career and is ‘trying to steal secrets’ of Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney.

The Italy international joined the Partenopei from Sassuolo in the summer and has scored two goals in nine appearances across all competitions.

“It was an ambitious choice, chosen and also approved by my family,” he told Il Corriere della Sera.

“I will forever thank Sassuolo because they understood my need. Napoli trusted me and I felt I could repay it. I’ve never had fear but respect for a huge club. I feel ready.”

He scored two goals in the last two games with Italy, against England and Hungary. His role models are Aguero and Rooney.

“The Premier League is a dream for everyone, but I am happy at Napoli. When I arrived, I felt I was in the right place for my career and life.

“I look at Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney, comparisons are pleasant, but it’s a long way to reach their level. For now, I try to steal something from each one of them.”

The Partenopei are on top of the Serie A table with Atalanta, the only two unbeaten teams in Italy so far. Does he believe Napoli can win the title this season?

“There are many candidates, it’s early to predict who will win: Milan, Inter, Roma, Atalanta, Juventus or us. We set n limits for ourselves.

“I feel pressure, but it’s a positive thing. That’s what makes us take to the pitch with the right motivation.”

Raspadori has replaced Dries Mertens at Napoli. The Belgian striker became the club’s all-time best scorer during his time under the Vesuvius.

“It’s an honour. He has set the record for goals here, I met him and made a great impression, he is such a nice person,” said Raspadori.

The Italy striker started against Torino over the weekend and is expected to start on the bench in the Champions League match against Ajax tonight, with Giovanni Simeone getting the nod for the Partenopei up front. However, the 22-year-old sees the positives from the competition with the Argentinean forward.

“Competition is energy, we can both have an impact. Our performances are of a high level, playing with strong midfielders like Anguissa, Lobotka and Zielinski makes the difference.”

One Comment on “Napoli star Raspadori ‘trying to steal secrets’ from Aguero and Rooney”

  1. What is this bs that the EPL is everyone’s dream? Ten years ago no1 said this. Italian players need to grow up and respect their traditions and values.

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