Grêmio loanee Eduardo Vargas: I lost confidence playing for Napoli
Grêmio loanee Eduardo Vargas has revealed that he "lost confidence" while playing for Napoli.
The 23-year-old, who was given a hero’s welcome at Grêmio, had a very successful career in South America, representing Cobreloa and Universidad de Chile.
However, Vargas failed to settle into life in Italy following his move last January and has subsequently joined the Brazilian outfit on a season-long loan.
Vargas said: "I had a good career in Chile, now I want to repeat that in Brazil and become one of the best players in the Copa Libertadores.
"I was not happy in Italy. I didn’t feel good on my debut and played badly, then I lost my confidence and was never able to play consistently."
Vargas managed 19 league appearances without a goal, though he did score a hat-trick in the Europa League.
The Chile international also revealed that Brazil U-20 captain Bruno Uvini recommended the move to him.
He added: "It was my Napoli teammate Bruno Uvini who recommended Grêmio to me.
"He told me all about this city, how relaxed it was and how playing for Grêmio would be good for me."
Source: Football Italia