The footballer wants a chance to play in the UEFA Champions League with a team that can fight for the top places in the Italian Lega Serie A.
Gianluca Mancini completed today a move from Atalanta to Roma in the Italian Lega Serie A.
And the Italy national team footballer doesn’t regret it, as he has the chance to play in the UEFA Champions League.
“I wanted to come here because Roma is a big club. In the end, the negotiations all ended well,” Mancini was quoted by Football Italia.
“It’s not a case of leaving Atalanta, it’s more than Roma are a big club and it is difficult to turn down a call from them.”
He explained: “I had two important years in Bergamo, we managed to qualify for the Champions League – but Roma is a big opportunity that doesn’t come around often and I wanted to take it now and get started on this new adventure.”
“I was impressed by (Paulo Fonseca), it’s not every day that you get a call from a Coach as successful as him. So I can only say that I can’t wait to get started.”
“When a defender scores, it helps out the team even more – even if my primary job is to help my teammates not to concede them,” he said.
“If you do that first and then can chip in with a few goals as well, that’s great.”
“The way I see the game, I think that intensity is an important quality to have – because it enables you to unsettle the opposition and prevent them from having too much time to choose their next move,” he continued.
“I think I can suit the style pretty well, especially because in Bergamo that intensity was a big part of how we tried to play.”
Done Deal: Gianluca Mancini is an AS Roma player.
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