Stephan El Shaarawy admits he wants to continue playing for Roma

Andy Mattioli

Roma attacker Stephan El Shaarawy spoke about his uncertain future and once again highlighted the positive relationship between Jose Mourinho and his players in a recent interview with Il Messaggero.

“I can play anywhere the coach tells me to. I’ve done it in the past and I can also work for the future at full range, in the front two or as an attacking midfielder. With Casa Pia I was used a little further up the pitch and scored. But the positive aspect, even if it’s a friendly match, is that we got back to winning.”

“The objective of this training camp is to put minutes in our legs and arrive in the best possible condition for the match against Bologna on 4 January. It’s almost there, we have to work hard to be ready.”

“Mourinho? He hasn’t show any signs of wanting to leave. He’s very personal with us, with how he talks to us on and off the pitch. For him it is important to only focus on Roma. And we all hope he can stay with us here for as long as possible.”

“My future? A contract renewal is the last thing I’m currently thinking about. Obviously, I would like to stay. I’m love it here but the objective is to do well as a team. We have to get to the finish line we set for ourselves at the start of the season.”