Eduardo Vargas was given a hero’s welcome at Gremio and revealed he “lost confidence” playing for Napoli.
The 23-year-old Chilean was a huge success in South America, but failed to settle in Serie A.
“I had a good career in Chile, now I want to repeat that in Brazil and become one of the best players in the Copa Libertadores,” declared Vargas after completing the loan move.
“I was not happy in Italy. I didn’t feel good on my debut and played badly, then I lost my confidence and was never able to play consistently.”
Vargas managed 19 Serie A appearances without a goal, though he did score a hat-trick in the Europa League.
“It was my Napoli teammate Bruno Uvini who recommended Gremio to me. He told me all about this city, how relaxed it was and how playing for Gremio would be good for me.”