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De Laurentiis warns Insigne not to be a child

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The Napoli president has said his player doesn’t have to behave in “an infantile manner anymore” at the Italian Lega Serie A club.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned Lorenzo Insigne to stop behaving like a child.

“Insigne is a man now, he is mature enough so that he cannot behave in an infantile manner anymore,” he told Football Italia.

“I can understand that in the past he didn’t appreciate that role, but someone of his quality can play anywhere and ought to put himself at the disposal of Carlo Ancelotti.”

“Insigne will find his home at Napoli and we’ll push him to give his best. At times, he was a little unhappy and didn’t perform as well,” he said.

“We hope this will be his season, as I’d like to see the Insigne that played for Italy.”

The president continued saying: “I imagine an increasingly competitive Napoli, because the bar has been raised in Serie A with Conte and Sarri, while Milan too are reinforcing.”

“Even Fiorentina, Bologna, Genoa and Torino are renovating, so it seems to be a stronger and more balanced campaign.”

He also spoke about buying new players: “We are receiving many requests for Mark Rog, both in Italy and abroad. He has a lot of quality, even if he hasn’t played enough.”

“We are waiting, and if he leaves, then Eljif Elmas is a profile that would suit our team.”