Mile Svilar discusses year two at Roma, Mourinho’s teachings and more

Andy Mattioli

Roma goal-keeper Mile Svilar discussed his second year in the capital.

After joining the club last summer, Svilar struggled to adapt in the opening stages of the season but was able to convince Mourinho and finish strong with several appearances in Serie A in a row to complete Roma’s league campaign.

In an interview with Belgian portal GVA, Svilar reflected on the past year and discussed his expectations for year two at Roma.

“It hasn’t been an easy season. Especially the first six months, I had a hard time adjusting. My girlfriend and I couldn’t find a house, so we lived in a hotel for a long time. I didn’t feel completely comfortable and something like that has an impact on the pitch. The coaches speak Portuguese and Rui Patricio. So the integration went smoothly. Meanwhile, I also speak Italian quite well – my sixth language – and we have a nice house 25 minutes from the training facilities, so everything is fine. I’m ready for my second season.”

“Could I become a starter? I haven’t spoken to anyone about it, but we’ll see. What I know is that I’m not as impatient as I was six years ago. I’ve matured and I don’t regret any decisions that I made.”

“I don’t play a lot, but when I play, it’s in front of 65,000 people. At the Stadio Olimpico in terms of fans, this club is not inferior to Juventus or Napoli.”

“Mourinho is very special. Not only in terms of his knowledge of football but also as a person, he is top notch. He knows when to get mad, but I doubt there is anyone at the club who doesn’t like him. I also feel that he is satisfied with me. I train well, my attitude is excellent.”

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