Thursday September 20 2012
'Unlocked' Vargas plays down treble

Eduardo Vargas has shrugged off breaking his Napoli duck with a stunning hat trick, saying the result was more important.

The Chilean, who had failed to score since arriving from Universidad de Chile last January, hit three of the Vesuviani's goals as they began their Europa League campaign with a 4-0 rout of Swedes AIK at the San Paolo.

“My goals? I'm more happy that the team won,” the unassuming 22-year-old told Mediaset Premium.

“I dedicate the goals to my family and my grandfather, who is in heaven. Everyone here is fighting for a starting spot in every game.”

“Vargas is shy in front of the press, but one of the most vibrant in the locker room,” explained teammate Federico Fernandez. “Today he played a great game, he needed a game like that to be unlocked.”

“We are delighted for Vargas, the only thing missing from his performances was a goal,” added assistant Coach Nicolo Frustalupi.