Marash Kumbulla: “I liked to watch Smalling. I tried to learn from him”.


Roma’s newly acquired central defender, Marash Kumbulla, was interviewed today by English outlet The Guardian.

The Albanian discussed his recent €25 million move to Roma as he prepares to face his former club today, Hellas Verona, in what could be his debut with the Giallorossi.

“When I first became aware about the opportunity to play for Roma, it didn’t take long for me to decide,” says Kumbulla.

“I knew immediately that it was the right club for me. They showed their interest and I felt very good with that. They showed me the project, the staff and I spoke to the coach. The Roma supporters, stadium and history of this great club are amazing, and it was very easy to choose it. Roma for me, is the ideal place to continue my career”.

“Last year I really liked to watch Chris Smalling play,” he says of the Manchester United defender, whom Roma are currently in negotiations for.

“I tried to learn from him”.

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