Cajuste: ‘Joining Napoli was the easiest decision of my life’


Napoli midfielder Jens Cajuste explained that he can play across the midfield and revealed that joining the Partenopei was ‘the easiest decision’ of his life. The 24-year-old Swedish international joined Napoli from Reims last week and gave his first official club press conference today, explaining why he was keen to come to Serie A and play for the Serie A champions:

“I can play in more than one position, either central or inside. Let’s see what the coach asks me, I can play in all positions. I don’t really like to talk about myself and my style of play. I work a lot for the team in both phases of the game. It is a great honor to be here, in the champion team of Italy, a club with a lot of history.”

“I am happy to be here, I feel a part of a great machine. My goal is to help the team, then the coach will decide how and when. Since I arrived it has been a great experience. I’ve been impressed by everyone, I’ve seen a level I had never reached. I have been impressed by everyone. Last season I followed Napoli in the Champions League, for me it is surreal to be here, I did not expect it. I watched the first friendly from the bench, the midfield impressed me so much.”

“Why Napoli? I think it was the easiest decision of my life. The city is exceptional, the fans are fantastic, a great coach. The staff has been fantastic from day one, the teammates are a great group. I haven’t been able to visit the city much, but I really liked what I saw. I played against Atalanta many years ago, it was a very difficult game.  I have followed Serie A over the years, it is a difficult league, very tactical.”

“I started playing football in China when I was a child, I was 6-7 years old because my family was there. Actually at first I was interested in basketball, but then I went to football . My role models? I have many… Witsel, Dembelé, Pirlo, Iniesta… the list is long.”


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