Callejon has no regrets about swapping Real Madrid for Napoli
APR 16, 2014 11:34a ET
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."