Schick reflects on Roma past: “I made a mistake and wasn’t patient.”

John Solano

Former Roma and current Bayer Leverkusen attacker Patrik Schick spoke today to Czech outlet Ceske Noviny and discussed his time in the Italian capital.

Schick joined Roma in the summer of 2017 from Sampdoria and became the club’s record signing as he cost a total of €42 million. His time in the Eternal City, though, was marred by injuries and a lack of goals, which led to him joining RB Leipzig on loan last season before joining Bayer Leverkusen permanently this summer.

“Football is made up of decisions,” began the Czech international.

”I joined Roma for a large sum and I wanted to convince everyone of my qualities. But then I got injured and instead of fully healing, I suffered for months and everything got worse.”

”I made a mistake — I should’ve been more patient. Injuries don’t make me anxious anymore, though. I don’t return to the pitch until I feel 100% ready, which is best for everyone.”