Argentinian also suggests fans will decide if Insigne is his heir.
Former Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi has revealed that he hopes the club’s supporters grow to love Gonzalo Higuain just as they did with him.
The 28-year-old left Naples last summer to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain, but still holds his former club close to his heart after embracing the passion of the supporters.
He has described life in the city as not too dissimilar to that in Argentina, and has wished compatriot Higuain good luck ahead of his first season at the club.
The former Real Madrid striker joined the Partenopei in a €40m deal last month, as will be tasked with the responsibility of replacing Edinson Cavani, who has joined Lavezzi in Paris.
However, Lavezzi expects him to do well in his new surroundings with his goals and performances set to win over the supporters who have already given him an incredible welcome.
“I was very fond of Naples. I didn’t find many differences with Argentina. I’m sure that Gonzalo will do his best to do well in blue, and I hope that he will be loved more than me by the Neapolitan fans,” he said in an interview with Sky Sport Italia as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Lavezzi was also questioned on his opinion of youngster Lorenzo Insigne, who has been tipped for a big season this year as coach Rafa Benitez looks set to hand him a significant role in the first-team.
“The supporters must decide if he is my heir. Only the fans can decide who to love and who becomes an idol,” he added.
It remains to be seen how both individuals perform under Benitez, but it is widely recognised that Napoli will be amongst a group of clubs capable of competing with defending champions Juventus for the Scudetto this season.