Zuniga: I never said I wanted to leave Napoli
The 27-year-old has been heavily linked to Juventus this summer, with various rumours claiming that the player has been in talks with the reigning Serie A champions in hopes of leaving the Azzurri before his contract expires next year.
Zuniga spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport about his love for the Partenopei and his attempts to keep a clear mind through all of the media speculation.
“It’s not easy reading your name every day in the newspapers,” said the Colombian international.
“I am doing everything possible to stay calm, as I focus only on playing and having fun. The rest is in the hands of God.
“I never said I wanted to leave Napoli. In fact, I feel Neapolitan inside, as I arrived in this city four years ago and immediately felt at home. I am very happy here.
“So, if two of us want the same thing, then we just need to find a solution. I don’t think it will be so difficult and I have a lot of faith it will all be resolved in a few days.
“I am pleased and flattered to be of interest to Juventus. If they or other big clubs want me, it means I worked well over the past few years at Napoli, but I am a Napoli player now and so don’t consider those options.”
“I always had a good relationship with the supporters and I wasn’t angry. If they jeered, they must’ve had their reasons. It was important for me to respond on the pitch and with that goal I think I achieved it. They understood and after that applauded me.
“Every time I wear the Napoli jersey, I give my soul. The fans know that and an isolated incident will not ruin our rapport.”