Dries Mertens will the next season still to be found on the fields of Napoli, she told me that the Red Devil Saturday in the mixed zone after the last game of the season against Bologna.
Mertens made his sixteenth goal for Napoli in a 3-2 loss, and feels still good in Naples. “I’ll stay here, I still have a year to go on my contract and feel at home in Naples. I feel part of the project.”
The season began however less for Mertens, who after undisputed holder under Maurizio Sarri, back on the couch ended up at Carlo Such. “I had the equally difficult to find my place in the tactical system, but I am continue. We have a strong offensive system that works well, I think. With Such play we still offensiever and more directly and that is me.”
Mertens, that since 2013 the jersey of Napoli wearing, made Saturday 109de goal for the club. Only Marek Hamsik (121) and the legendary Diego Maradona (115) did better than the Belgian. “I am pleased to be able to score, I have the record of Marek in my visor.”
Mertens looks back on his season and gives the team an inch. “It’s not simple to re-confirm at a high level, if there is just a trainerswissel is made. At this moment we can look to the future, because I am sure that we still can be better.” (belga)