Pedro discusses Roma move, lauds manager Paulo Fonseca


After battling injury problems throughout the last two months, Roma will welcome back former Barcelona attacker, Pedro, into the fold this weekend for Sunday’s match against Udinese.

The Spaniard, who has missed six matches since December due to multiple muscle injuries, reflected on his summer move to the Italian capital on a free transfer after spending the previous five seasons at Chelsea.

“I wanted to try a new league, play in another country, and experience a new culture and language,” the 33 year-old admitted to Roma TV.

“I’m happy with my decision for many reasons. I chatted with the manager and made it clear that I wanted to be a part of a winning team and do important things with this shirt.”

He continued, “Another thing that prompted me to join Roma was the fact that this club hasn’t won in some time. I hope that my teammates and I can compete and try to win titles together, which would be very positive for the club.”

Shifting to his thoughts on manager Paulo Fonseca, the attacker couldn’t help but sing the praises of the Portuguese tactician.

“He’s a winner, he always prepares for a match with only one thing in mind — winning. Sometimes during the week he’ll change certain details, such as how we press or play against a certain opponent, and this highlights his desire to always want to win.”

“He’s very strong from an attacking standpoint, he wants us to pressure the opponent high up the pitch and do our best to recover the ball. I’ve played this way for most of my career and it’s a way of seeing football that I really like and appreciate.”

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