Nicolò Zaniolo: “I know I have to improve a lot. It’s time for us to reach a European final.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma star Nicolò Zaniolo was recently interviewed by UEFA ahead of the first leg of the Conference League semifinal against Leicester.

UEFA released some further comments made by the 22-year-old who talked about his own development as well as the team’s ambitions.

“The two injuries I suffered helped me grow as a person,” he said.

“You have to maintain your balance in good and bad moments: you don’t have to go to the stars when something’s going your way, just as you don’t have to feel like the last person on earth when things go wrong.”

“I don’t feel like a top player, I feel like a footballer: I know I have qualities, I know I have to improve a lot of other things too.”

“I hear what people who live on football here so you naturally feel a great responsibility to represent Roma.”

“You must accept the pressure and you must learn to convince the fans.”

He concluded, “We played three European semi-finals, this year it’s time to go to the final.”

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19 May 20:45