Alessandro Florenzi details “bitter” exit from Roma

Andy Mattioli

After signing a permanent contract with Milan, Alessandro Florenzi went over his decision to leave the Italian capital and his unsuccessful attempt in following in Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi’s footsteps.

“I was very happy when the news came that I would able to sign with Milan,” the Italian fullback told Sky Sport.

“I left Roma with great regret in my heart, but I immediately turned the page and moved on. I will always thank my past, but I am proud of being able to write my future.”

“When I left Roma, I changed a lot. I didn’t leave because I wanted to, except for the time I went on loan to Crotone.”

On moving from Roma to Valencia, then to Paris Saint-Germain and finally to Milan, “For two and a half years I travelled a lot, visited cities and countries, I tried to enrich myself culturally.”

“I have experienced things I never thought I would experience, because at the beginning of my career the goal was to stay in Rome my whole life, my idols were Francesco and Daniele [Totti and De Rossi] But I have seen other countries, I have learned about other cultures, it was important. I have grown a lot.”

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