Mady Camara unveiled by Roma, describes first impressions in Italy

Andy Mattioli

Roma midfielder Mady Camara was officially unveiled by the club in his first press conference as the club’s latest signing. The Guinean player joined the capital club on loan from Olympiakos in the final days of the transfer window and already featured in four matches for the Giallorossi from the bench.

“The thing that’s impressed me the most since my arrival has been the familiar feeling in the club,” Camara said.

“Everyone gave me a warm welcome, like to a brother. I must repay this warm reception by making myself available to the team,” he added.

On the decision to join Roma, Camara remarked, “Several clubs were interested, and I wasn’t sure what to do but as soon as Roma came forward all the doubts went away.”

“The coach explained the club’s project, and I immediately decided to come here and give my all for the team.”

“Manolas and I talked at length about Roma,” he said, referring to former Roma defender Kostas Manolas with whom Camara shared the dressing room at Olympiakos. “He told me about how great this club is, and the warmth of the supporters.”

“It’s a massive honour to have Mourinho as a coach,” Camara continued. “He’s one of the greatest, if not the greatest of all.”

On his loan switch, he said, “I came here with the objective of staying for an extended period of time. I want to make this transfer permanent.”

“It’s a matter of great pride when you’re able to share the dressing room with players like Matic, Pellegrini, Cristante, Wijnaldum and Bove.”

“I’m still not at 100%, but I work hard every day to achieve the best possible physical condition to help the team and reach our objectives. The manager pushes me to keep working with intensity to help the team win as many games as possible.”