Diawara: “Roma was the right place for me to start a new cycle. I didn’t think twice about joining”.

Roma midfielder Amadou Diwara was interviewed in the latest edition of AS Roma Match Program ahead of this weekend’s match against Genoa. These are his words:

You started training with Roma about a month ago. What sort of condition are you in?
Physically I feel very good. I chose to come back from my holiday early so that I didn’t fall behind my teammates. Since there’s a new manager, if I returned later, I would have to spend weeks trying to recover. Day by day, I’m starting to learn what the manager wants from me.

Why did you choose Roma?
Because it’s a great team and I felt it was the right place to start a new cycle of my footballing life. I didn’t think twice about it.

Was it the right choice?
Yes, every day that passes I am more convinced that I have made the right choice.

How do you deal with Genoa?
The right way to approach a match is with the right amount of ferociousness. We are working well and we look forward to getting serious and sending a signal to our supporters starting on Sunday.

Is there a teammate you’re particularly close to?
I’ve been here for a month and I get on with everyone, in fact, I’m well connected with my teammates. I speak a little more with Veretout.

Where can Roma go?
We want to finish as high as possible. Many have players have arrive – especially young ones. I also think it was a huge coup to keep Dzeko. It gave us all a bit of a jolt in the dressing room. , and I think he made a big blow to keep Edin Dzeko. It gave us a jolt in the dressing room.


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