Diego Maradona has congratulated Napoli’s Dries Mertens for becoming all-time top goalscorer for the Italian club.
Like this, we get better every day.Diego Maradona, On Dries Mertens becoming all-time top goalscorer for Napoli
Diego Maradona, who brought the Italian club as a real contender for Serie A title, and European club cup during his stay in Naples, had been Napoli’s top scorer for almost three decades with 115 goals, until Marek Hamsik surpassed him in December 2017.
Hamsik left Napoli with 121 goals, which Dries Mertens had been stuck on since February before the Coronavirus pandemic stopped the most of the European football. Mertens equaliser against Inter Milan few days back, sent the Partenopei into the Coppa Italia Final .
Hi Dries, my friend! I’m proud of you for breaking my record because, like this, Napoli get better every day
I’d like us to have a team who surpass the ones I played in so we can win another Scudetto for the people of Naples.Diego Maradona shared a video on social media
A few months ago, Mertens said he cared so much about giving me his shirt as a tribute to his lifelong hero.
I, having thanked him immediately afterwards, recorded this message, knowing he would also pass Marek Hamsik, becoming the best scorer in Napoli’s history.Diego Maradona who nicknamed as “El Pibe de Oro” by fans on Social Media
Mertens returned the favour, tweeting: “Thanks for your kind words!”