Borja Mayoral: “I’m very happy at Roma, I’m maturing and becoming a better striker.”

John Solano

Roma striker Borja Mayoral discussed his transition to the Italian capital after joining from Real Madrid.

The Spaniard moved to the Giallorossi on a two year loan deal from the Spanish giants late in the summer transfer window. The attacker has tallied 13 goals and 6 assists in 34 appearances in all competitions so far this term.

”Initially I had some doubts about the move (to Roma), we all know that defences in Serie A are strong,” he said to Roma’s official website.

”It takes some time to learn how to adjust. I view it as a challenge, though – I’ve spent the past three years and Spain and one in Germany. However, I now play in the most challenging league for attackers.”

He continued, “It’s tough to find space in Italy and you often face compact defences, but I hope to continue scoring and learning.”

The 24 year-old admitted that his adjustment to life in Italy was made easier due to the presence of four Spanish compatriots in the Giallorossi’s first team.

”It definitely helps having Spaniards here. Pedro arrived two months before me while Pau, Gonzalo, and Carles have been in Rome for quite some time. When you join a new club and you feel settled right away, it makes things much easier.”

He added, “Rome is a very big city where you can do many things. It’s a great place to work, even though we’re experiencing a tough situation. Of course, we would like to be able to go out and enjoy the city more.”

”But I feel good here, I’m very happy. I’m maturing, gaining experience, and becoming a better striker.”

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