Marseille’s Pau López: “Joining Roma wasn’t the right decision.”

Pau Lopez of Marseille
John Solano

Goalkeeper Pau López outlined his reminisced over his decision to join Marseille last summer and depart Roma after two seasons.

The Spaniard joined the Giallorossi from Real Betis in 2019 in a permanent deal worth €23.5 million. However, his two seasons in the Italian capital were filled with injuries and inconsistent performances, which ultimately led to him leaving for the French side in July.

López joined Marseille on an initial loan deal for €720,000, though the deal was made permanent last month for €12 million after he made his 20th appearance of the season.

“It’s been a joy to be here,” the Spaniard told Marseille’s official website.

“I didn’t expect to find my level so quickly after arriving here. I’ve been very well received and I’ve felt great ever since joining, I’m very glad with how things have gone.”

“The city has also been great, which really helps. Everything becomes better when you feel good in the environment you’re in.”

He continued, “But it’s taken a lot of work. I arrived here after a few difficult years at Roma, where my level had fallen off a bit. I made the decision to join Marseille because I knew I couldn’t go wrong here.”

“I felt good at Real Betis and I thought a change of scenery by joining Roma would be important for me. But in hindsight, this was the wrong decision. So when it came time to pick a new team, I knew that I couldn’t get it wrong this time.”

“Everything has gone better than I imagined, I’m very happy. I’m glad to be playing football at my level and have my family alongside me.”

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