Migliori della Serie A

Lorenzo Insigne rated as the best Italian player on matchday 37 by the media

Decisive against Fiorentina, the Napoli playmaker earned the highest average rating in the latest round of fixtures in Serie A

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Lorenzo Insigne rated as the best Italian player on matchday 37 by the media

Lorenzo Insigne has been voted as the best performing Italian on matchday 37 in Serie A according to votes from the three leading sports newspapers.

After his great performance in the Neapolitans’ victorious away game at Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, he picked up a unanimous average rating of 7.5, from each of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport-Stadio and Tuttosport.

It was yet another game in which the former Pescara man was the driving force, bringing himself onto 19 goals in the league. The 29-year-old from Frattamaggiore managed to get a goal, hit the post twice, and provide plenty of quality plays throughout the match: After 33 minutes of play he hit the crossbar with a free-kick from 25 metres out; in the 56th minute he unlocked the match by scoring the rebound from a penalty that he himself had missed; on 63 minutes he smacked the woodwork for the second time, with a precise left-handed low shot after Politano's heel pass; finally, four minutes later, he laid the ball off for Zielinski, whose left-foot shot flew past Terracciano despite Venuti's deflection, sealing the final scoreline of 0-2.

It was a fundamental victory for Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli in their search for European football next season.