Napoli will certainly be weaker without the presence of Uruguay star Edinson Cavani up front, but midfielder Marek Hamsik believes that they can overcome this deficiency and still challenge for many titles in this season. After many years, Napoli are once again in with a shout to win the title.
They came extremely close last season only to see Juventus win it for a second time in succession. After the departure of Cavani, Slovakia midfielder Hamsik has become one of the important members of the team. The club recently saw the arrivals of players like Gonzalo Higuain and Pepe Reina.
They have reinvested most of the money generated from the sale of Cavani for around £ 55 million to French club PSG. In the last three seasons, Cavani has contributed to majority of the goals for Napoli. Hamsik, though, thinks that Napoli will be able to continue improving because the club can find goals from other areas of the pitch. The 26-year-old midfielder himself was responsible for a number of goals last season, which led to him being linked with a move elsewhere. However, he has professed his love for Napoli once again.
He says that he wants to win the Italian Serie A and Champions League with Napoli this season.
"The Scudetto and the Champions League? We will win both. I arrived at Napoli at age 19. I was unknown back then, but the club have given me a chance to play for them. In my six years here, we grew up together, me and Napoli. Now we can go further – I feel good here and I want to continue to grow with Napoli. I will continue forward and not suffer from loneliness. We can do great things next season, the best is yet to come," said the midfielder.