Pastore: “I spent three years in Italy without having the conditions to play.”

Javier Pastore of Elche

Former Roma midfielder Javier Pastore reflected on his first two months with La Liga side Elche, who he joined in early September.

The Argentine’s tenure with the Giallorossi ended after three years following an agreement with the club to terminate the remainder of his deal.

Pastore joined from PSG in the summer of 2018 and is widely considered one of the biggest flops in Roma’s recent history. In three years, he appeared in only thirty-seven matches across all competitions, earning 4 goals and 3 assists.

“Changing clubs has done me good,” began Pastore.

“I spent three years in Italy without having the conditions to play. However, now I’m feeling great with my teammates, this club, and the city.”

“The people here are fantastic. Physically I feel very, very good. I’m able to train every single day and I’m fully available for each match.”

He added, “I lost a bit of confidence because I’ve been playing less, but I’m starting to find myself again. But I’m happy and I’ve worked really hard.”