Former Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman will face the Giallorossi in tonight’s midweek Coppa Italia fixture.
The Dutchman – who served the capital club between 2013 and 2018, often acting as vice-captain to Daniele De Rossi and Radja Nainggolan – spoke about the anticipation of his return to Rome in a interview with Corriere dello Sport.
“I still consider the Olimpico my home and tonight I return as a guest,” Strootman told the Italian newspaper. “I lived five years with ups and downs in Rome but I always felt the support of the fans when I entered the field wearing the Giallorossi jersey.”
“I hope to be welcomed by the fans,” he added.