Juan Camilo Zuniga enjoying life in Premier League

The Colombian is happy with life so far in the English top-flight, and wants a recall to his national side.

Juan Camilo Zuniga enjoying life in Premier League
Zuniga in action against Swansea (Photo: Athena Pictures/ Getty Images)

Watford defender Juan Camilo Zuniga is enjoying life in the Premier League so far and is aiming to return to the national team fold.

He was the Hornets’ unlikely hero against Manchester United back in mid-September, scoring a thunderbolt to seal the game.

And now Zuniga is hoping for more game time after putting in impressive performances each time Walter Mazzarri has called upon his services.

The full-back going toe-to-toe with Brazil's Neymar (Photo: Daniel Jayo/ STR/ Getty Images)
The full-back going toe-to-toe with Brazil's Neymar (Photo: Daniel Jayo/ STR/ Getty Images)

Zuniga hoping for Colombia recall

Since the Colombian scored and claimed an assist against Jose Mourinho’s side, he has featured in every Premier League game since.

Zuniga, who is currently on loan at Vicarage Road from Napoli, is hoping to be given more chances, which may lead to a return to the Colombian national side.

“I want to keep totting up the minutes to get back to the Camilo everyone knows,” he said in an interview with Fox Sports.

“For now, the most important is that Colombia is playing well, and continue in the qualifiers because they’re doing the right things.”

Zuinga has featured in every game since Manchester Unitd(Photo: Clive Brunskill/ Getty Images)
Zuinga has featured in every game since Manchester United (Photo: Clive Brunskill/ Getty Images)

Colombian doing all the right things

The wing-back has been capped 62 times for his country and has scored one goal, against Uruguay, along the way, and his ambition has always been to get back playing for Colombia.

He added: “I want to keep playing to become a regular at Watford, and if the national team end up calling, they will be very welcome.”

Zuniga is enjoying life with the Vicarage Road outfit, and he has “found a good group” of teammates with “hunger and ambition”.

Only time will tell whether the full-back will earn another call-up to the national fray, but he is certainly doing all the right things to become a regular feature in Watford’s starting XI.

The Hornets currently sit ninth in the Premier League on 12 points, and that is down to their summer signings all pulling together for Mazzarri, who took over the reigns at Watford this summer.