Lecce’s Wladimiro Falcone: “It would be a dream to play for Roma.”

LECCE, ITALY - OCTOBER 28: Wladimiro Falcone of Lecce gestures during the Serie A TIM match between US Lecce and Torino FC at Stadio Via del Mare on October 28, 2023 in Lecce, Italy. (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)
Andy Mattioli

Lecce goal-keeper Wladimiro Falcone reacted to his side’s defeat to Roma and the recent transfer links with the Giallorossi.

A noted Roma fan, Falcone told reporters after the game, “The ambition to play in a top club is always there, then I never have hidden the fact that I am a Roma fan and for me it would be a dream to play here.”

“You never stop dreaming, if the opportunity arises I will have to be ready. Now I’m thinking about Lecce, I have a 5-year contract here.”

“For me it is an honor to be the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in Serie A from Lukaku, then doing it here in Rome was an honour. I had studied it, you have to choose an angle. I followed my instinct and it went well. The second save was instinctive, he shot in my direction, the ball could have passed under the legs but I saved it.”

“Tonight we have a lot of regrets. Losing like this in the final minutes cannot happen. We are ready to restart on Saturday.”

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