Schick: “Things were difficult for me here at the beginning”.

John Solano

Roma attacker Patrik Schick was interviewed today by DAZN. These are his words:

“I’m doing well. I’m coming back from injury and things and I’m ready to return. I hope I can be there for the Derby — it’s always a special match against Lazio as the supporters expect a win. It’s important for them and you can just feel how different things are during the week.”

Where can you improve?
I had to improve my determination. Our supporters were perhaps angry with me so now I step on to the pitch, I go 100% into every battle and I think I’ve improved in playing more for the team.

How’s your relationship with Di Francesco?
Before going on the pitch, he tells me to have fun, to be present in the game, to do what I can do. When you have a clear mind, without problems, you play better. Things were difficult for me in the beginning, there were so many expectations, especially due to the amount that Roma had paid, it was difficult, but I worked on myself to be comfortable.

Your role?
Since I was a boy, I’ve always played as a striker. Now, though, I’m more interested in simply playing, whether it’s in the middle or on the right — I do different things match by match.

I can speak in my own language, Czech, when I’m with him on the pitch — he’s scored more than 300 goals in his career and, for me, he is one of the strongest strikers in the world, being with him is a great experience for me. His movements in the area are very interesting for me.

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