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Insigne blasts Higuain, explains heated on-pitch exchange

Lorenzo Insigne has explained his recent heated debate with Gonzalo Higuain.

The pair exchanged words in an on-pitch confrontation during Juventus’ recent victory over Napoli.

Juventus beat their Serie A title rivals 1-0 earlier this month as Higuain scored against his former club.

The Argentinean celebrated in front of his former teammates and fans, and Insigne took exception.

“I had words with him in dialect, but he understood me,” Insigne told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I was upset. He was here for three years, but I won’t add anything else – it was his choice. When he scored against us in Turin, he didn’t celebrate, and he didn’t either when he first scored in Naples.

“But this year, he did. He should have maintained a minimum of respect for us ex-teammates. He says he’s still our friend and sends messages to some of us on the eve of games, and yet he then goes and celebrates in our face? It was disrespectful.”