Former Benfica manager Rui Vitoria was asked to comment on Mile Svilar’s decision to join Roma as a free agent and the goal-keeper’s potential in the club’s long-term project in an interview with Teleradiostereo.
“Roma signed a goalkeeper in Svilar of great quality and incredible potential,” said Vitoria, who coached Svilar for three years.
“Mile will obviously need time to learn and adapt to Italian football, and to life in Italy. He will certainly be a goalkeeper who will compete for starting minutes with Rui Patricio and I am convinced that at some point he will become Roma’s number one for the future.”
“Mourinho has two top quality goalkeepers. Patricio is a fantastic shot-stopper. I know Mile very well, because I coached him at the beginning of his career at Benfica, when he was 18-19 years old.”
“Like I told you, he has great potential and I am sure he will be the goalkeeper of the Roma of the future.”
“Mile has the advantage of being able to work well on his own, has great agility and is always focused on his personal objectives, an aspect that makes him extremely determined.”