Brazilian midfielder Gerson was officially unveiled as a Roma player at a press conference in Pinzolo on Sunday morning.
Here are the words of the Brazilian at his unveiling:
Welcome to Roma! How would you describe yourself as a player and which is your preferred position?
I’m a midfielder. I roam all across central midfield and I like providing assists and making key passes for my team-mates as well as shooting from distance. I’m delighted to be here at a big European club. I’ll try to do my best.
Roma have long traditions when it comes to Brazilian players. How did you see Roma growing up and what’s it like to be here now?
Roma is a huge club with a great tradition of Brazilian players. I’d like to make my mark here, like many others have done in the past. For me it’s an honour to be able to wear this shirt. Now I need to produce on the pitch.
The position of central midfielder is slightly different in Europe compared to Brazil. Has Luciano Spalletti spoken about that with you?
Yes, he’s already told me that. The positions are very different but I’m ready to do my best to help my team-mates, with and without the ball.
What convinced you to choose Roma?
Roma is a massive club. It wasn’t a difficult decision – I thought it was the best thing for me.