Mile Svilar introduces himself: “Roma is a huge club.”

Andy Mattioli

Second-choice goal-keeper Mile Svilar attended his first press conference as a Giallorossi player earlier today, where he was asked to detail his move to the capital club as well as having the opportunity to work with Jose Mourinho.

“The reason I chose Roma is because Roma is a huge club. I agreed with and liked the project that they presented to me,” he said.

“I will work hard and learn day by day. I will try to keep getting better and [after that] the future will tell.”

“Did I ever imagine having Mourinho as my coach? To be honest, in my wildest dreams I couldn’t have imagined I would end up working with him.”

“But sometimes things happen like that and now I am at a great club with a great manager, great fans, great city and a great language. I am looking forward to it.”

About the impact Tiago Pinto had on his transfer, “He spoke very highly about Roma.”

“I was born in Belgium, grew up in Belgium and have friends in Belgium – but I feel Serbian and I decided to represent Serbia at international level. I speak five languages. I can understand Italian a little bit but I don’t speak it yet at this time.”

“I am here to work hard and if I get chances I will do everything to take them and then day-by-day learn and improve.”

” I am 22 years old at a huge club like this, with the perfect people around me, so I would rather call it an opportunity to work and to improve and to improve my talent and that is the most important thing. To learn and to improve.”

“When I was a kid I had a Roma shirt, so I wouldn’t say it became a more international club – but actually it has always been a huge international club.”

“Winning the Conference League is huge, because winning a European competition is always huge. In the last month it has been spoken about a lot.”

“I have been following Serie A for many years; I love the competition and love watching the competition and I cannot wait to get started.”

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