Pedro reflects on Roma move and the team’s objectives


Roma attacker, Pedro, reflected on his first seven months at the club following his free transfer to the capital club from Chelsea.

The Spaniard penned a three-year deal with the Giallorossi last year to join the Paulo Fonseca’s side after spending five seasons with the Blues. Since arriving, he has tallied five goals and four assists in 27 appearances for Roma.

“Things are going really well,” he said to Diario De Avios. “From the minute I arrived here, both my teammates and supporters welcomed me as one of their own.”

“I’ve found the Italian league to be much more tactical than in the Premier League. Teams here are much more defensively drilled and it’s tougher for attackers to create space. I’m adapting well, though.”

“The level of competitiveness in Serie A is improving dramatically. There’s so many strong teams, we’ll have to see who wins the Scudetto this year.”

As for the objectives of Roma, the 33 year-old maintained that their primary focus is finishing in the top four and returning to the Champions League.

“It’s our main goal. Roma deserves to be in the Champions League next season, it’s where the club belongs. This is what we’re all working very hard for,” he explained.

“Then there’s the Europa League. We defeated a great team in Braga but now we have another quality opponent in front of us in Shakhtar. It’s not going to be easy to beat them, hopefully we put in a good performance.”

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