Marek Hamsik has claimed that his goal in Napoli's 2-1 success over Fiorentina on Sunday bounced off his hair.
The Slovakian midfielder put the Partenopei 1-0 up in the second half, but replays showed that Borja Valero may have gotten the last touch as the ball looped over Emiliano Viviano and into the net.
Nonetheless, in a cheeky way to keep the 'headed' attempt attached to his name, Hamsik believes his signature mohawk played a significant role in giving his side the lead.
"An own goal? I hit the ball with my hair," said Hamsik after the match. "We've registered two major victories, so we can now move forward. As always, the objective is to win. I am glad to have scored, but it does not matter who does. Collecting points is the main thing, and so far we have succeeded."
The state of the San Paolo pitch on Sunday has since come in for widespread criticism, and Hamsik admitted the playing surface was not up to scratch and must be rectified quickly.
"We are just at the beginning of the season, and we have to continue like this and correct the mistakes we made in the first half, especially in midfield," he added. "We saw little of the ball, but then we were able to break the deadlock and come out of our shell. The pitch was terrible and we hope it gets better soon, it's hard to play on such a surface."
Hamsik's match against Fiorentina was his 221st for Napoli, and the Slovakian vowed to continue give his all, while also voicing his delight at his teammate Edinson Cavani's signing of a new deal at the club.
"Edi is a champion and I'm glad he is staying. As for me, I always want to win, and I want to do so with Napoli," he commented. "I don't know if it's for the best, but I'm happy here, playing for the team and working hard to improve. I want to win with this shirt."
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