Newly acquired goalkeeper Alisson was presented today at Pinzolo, here are the words of the Brazilian:
You talked a lot with Spalletti?
I have spoken with the Mister, he explained to me what I must do on the pitch and how to restart play from the back. I am very happy to be here, at a club that has had an idol like Falcao, whose footsteps I hope to follow in.
Have you noticed any differences between Internacional and Roma?
If there is any difference it is perhaps more linked to the specific training for goalkeepers. The rest of training with Mister Spalletti is very similar.
Does Roma’s interest for Szczesny annoy you or motivate you?
I’m very focused on my work and I am very happy to be here. I do not give much stock into what happens off the pitch, I have to prove myself and repay the fans, the staff, and the Mister. I will give my best.
Do you prefer the style of Buffon or Neuer?
I grew up with the legend Buffon, he has always been an idol of mine and I’ve always admired him a lot. In recent years I have also appreciated Neuer. Buffon is stronger technically while Neuer probably has more physical strength and speed. But they are both great goalkeepers.
Were you assured a starting spot when you signed? When will you have an Italian passport?
On Szczesny I repeat: for me it is not a very important issue. He’s a great goalkeeper, I’m sure there will be a fair competition between us, I am here to prove myself and repay the faith I have been shown . For the passport, there is still nothing concrete, but it is a possibility.
Why did you choose Roma over Juventus?
The reason is very simple: for the confidence that Roma has shown me. Immediately they treated me as great goalkeeper, I made the right choice.