Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini was interviewed by Futbol Emotion as the Giallorossi prepare to face CSKA Sofia this evening in the Europa League.
The midfielder, who will not take part in this evening’s fixture as he races to overcome an ankle injury ahead of Sunday’s league match against Bologna, discussed his footballing past and his seasonal objectives for his boyhood club.
“I was good at taking advantage of the chances I got when I was a young football,” began the 24 year-old.
“Of course it was my dream to get to the point where I am, but it was never a 100% certainty that I would reach it.”
“My idols growing up? When you’re born in Rome, you always look up to Roma players. Certainly Francesco and Daniele were my reference points when I was young. Every Roman child dreams of becoming a Roma player.”
“My personal objectives? I always want to improve, both as a player and from a statistical point of view,” said the midfielder.
“I will try to score more goals and get more assists than I did last year. As a team, I hope to help carry Roma into a Champions League place but it’s been a very strange season. It’s tough to make predictions but we’ll try to do the best we can.”