Serie A: Jose Callejon does not regret leaving Real Madrid for Napoli
Jose Callejon has no regrets about taking the decision to swap life at Real Madrid for that at Napoli last summer.
Last Updated: 16/04/14 3:17pm
The highly-rated forward is a product of the famed academy system at Santiago Bernabeu and took in two spells with Real either side of a three-year stint at Espanyol.
He was considered an important squad player in the Spanish capital, but a lack of regular starts led to him becoming unsettled.
Napoli offered him a route out in 2013, and the promise of a new challenge in Serie A, and Callejon is convinced he made the right decision for his career - with 12 goals netted in 32 appearances this season.
He told Corriere dello Sport: "I left Real Madrid in order to find greater consistency for my performance, in order to play more and make a change in my career.
"It has not been easy, (Real) is a club that is hard to leave, but at some point my love for football prevailed and I went to Napoli.
"(Rafa) Benitez described the project and spoke of this club. I had some other offers, but I was convinced by everything. Now I can confirm that I was not wrong.
"In Madrid, football is important, you live with this enormous pressure. But here it has the same value as religion.
"I feel good here and I feel the support of the people. I hope to go as far as possible with Napoli."