Domenico Criscito has revealed the reasons why he chose to join Zenit rather than hometown club Napoli.
The defender completed his move to Russia yesterday despite the fact that Genoa had previously agreed a deal with the Azzurri.
"It would have been a dream for me to join Napoli," he told Sportitalia. "The San Paolo is one of the few stadiums that excites me.
"However, I didn't like some of the words of President Aurelio De Laurentiis, who said that I must join the club because the Azzurri jersey is a religion.
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