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Stephan El Shaarawy describes emotions behind late winner against Monza

Andy Mattioli
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Roma attacker Stephan El Shaarawy did not hide his relief and excitement following his late-winning goal against Monza.

The Italian winger scored a beautiful volley to give Roma a precious win over Raffaele Palladino’s side.

In his post-match interview with Roma TV, El Shaarawy remarked the importance of today’s result.

“Today we showed continuity, which we lacked last year. It’s an important victory, even if it came at the last minute. There are things to improve, but we will take the three points which give us confidence going forward.”

“We are a team ready and equipped to play many matches this season. Those who don’t play much have to prove they can be up to the task. We have quality players, everyone can help and can feel important.”

“The celebration on the pitch contained all the love I have for this sport which I respect so much. The feelings behind this celebration were all positive.”