Zenit defender Domenico Criscito has shown excitement about a potential chance to someday play for Napoli, in the city where he was born and raised.
The 27-year-old, who has been a member of Zenit St. Petersburg since 2011, has never had the opportunity to play for the Partenopei, as his career in Italy has only been shared by Genoa and Juventus.
“Napoli is a great reality of Italian football,” he told Radio Crc.
“For this reason, if the club will ever make an offer for me, my agent and I will carefully evaluate it because, honestly, I wouldn’t dislike it at all to be a member of my city’s team, considering also their great relevance in Serie A.”
About Napoli’s Champions League misfortunes, Criscito believes that being kicked out of the group after adding 12 points is a real shame. Moreover, he also considers that winning the Scudetto might be very hard as well, given Juventus’ supremacy in the league.
About Benitez, the defender believes that he’s a great manager, who has won everywhere. He feels he could perfectly adapt to his tactical views, even though he prefers to play as a left winger rather than a left back.
In addition, he is now in the city of Genoa because of the Russian league’s long winter break. Criscito expressed his uncertainty whether or not he will still be a Zenit player once the break is over.
“Every day, I keep reading in the newspapers that my name is involved with many teams and I don’t really know if I will be back in Russia next month as there can be many real offers during this transfer market.”
“My main objective? Without a doubt, convincing Cesare Prandelli of calling me up for the World Cup. That is my dream,” he concluded.