It was debut (second time around) day misery for Davide Santon in Naples on Wednesday night.

The on-loan Newcastle defender said before the game that he didn’t have 90 minutes in his legs and he was correct, substituted after 86 minutes with the match still goalless.

Then after three minutes of injury time it was Higuain who scored the winner for Napoli, ending Santon and his new teammates’ Italian Cup dream.

With reportedly ten appearances this season triggering an automatic purchase for just over £3m, Santon now has only another nine to go.

Speaking before tonight’s match, Davide Santon talked about returning to the club where he made his name;

 “It is wonderful to be back, especially as I see a team eager to prove what it can really do.

“Everything has changed but there are still many people who were also here when I left.”

Inter not having a good moment;

“Inter aren’t going through a good moment but I’m happy to be here and want to make a contribution.

“In England I usually played on the left but also the right, even in midfield. I can play on either side and it is up to the Coach.”

I haven’t 90 minutes in my legs;

“I don’t have 90 minutes in my legs but I’m very fired up to play. I always tried to give my all for this jersey and will continue to do so.

“I have to shoot for goal more and I will try to improve, get back in shape, then hopefully the goals will come.”