Thursday March 1 2012
Cavani: 'I don't play for money'

Edinson Cavani reveals he does not “play for money, as I just want to leave good memories. It is very difficult to live in Naples, as you cannot have a private life.”

The Uruguayan striker gave an interview to Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor when he was in Bucharest for Wednesday’s 1-1 friendly draw, having scored the opening goal.

“I don’t want to be Leo Messi,” said the Napoli hitman. “My objective is not to play for money, as I just want to leave good memories. That is the most important thing!”

He has been repeatedly linked with moves to the Premier League or La Liga and admits there is immense pressure at the San Paolo.

“It is very difficult to live here. You cannot have a private life, but on the other hand the fans are formidable, so passionate and ready to unite with the team at any minute.

“My dream is to win a trophy with Napoli, to have good health and be able to take care of my family. Nothing in life is more important than your health.

“My idol is Gabriel Batistuta and I even took inspiration from him in my haircut. I think we are players with similar characteristics, which is perhaps why I see myself more in Batistuta than Enzo Francescoli, who was Uruguay’s biggest star.”