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Hamsik gets ‘mystery’ gift from Maradona - FCNaija

Serie A By: Ayodeji Tunde | 30/12/2017

Argentina and Napoli legend, Diego Maradona has exhibited his kind-heartedness again by handing over a gift to Marek Hamsik for breaking his record.

Hamsik revealed he received a gift from Maradona having added to his record haul for the Serie A leaders but he was discrete in revealing what he got from the club legend.

"Maradona gave me a gift. I can't tell you what it was!" Hamsik declared.

After surpassing Maradona's long-standing goalscoring record for Napoli last week, Hamsik was on target yet again; scoring his 117th goal in Friday's 1-0 win at Crotone.

Hamsik found the back of the net in the 17th minute as Napoli extended their advantage over reigning champions Juventus to four points ahead of the weekend's action.

Before the clash at Stadio Ezio Scida, Hamsik told Sky Sport Italia: "Surpassing Maradona's record was an achievement, but now what counts more is to win the game and get all three points for the team.

After the match in Calabria, the 30-year-old Slovakia international told Mediaset Premium: "The important thing is we took home the three points. We had already been on the right track as winter champions three years ago, but we realise it means nothing, as we want to be top at the end of the season."

Napoli have now amassed 48 points from 19 matches so far to sit top of the table in Italy.