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Rick Karsdorp: ‘I feel like A new signing’ at Roma

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Dutch full-back Rick Karsdorp speaks to Roma TV in pre-season saying it is now the right time for him to show his value.

While speaking to Roma TV as quoted in Chiesaditotti, he says:

“It’ll be very important to play this year after a year spent in the infirmary. I hope it’s the right time to show my value to the team. It’s great to work on the pitch with the boys, who I know well after living the life in the dressing room with them for the whole of last year.”

“Obviously last year I played very little so even I feel, in a way, like a new signing at Roma and in the Italian league while in Holland they already knew me. For me it’s a plus knowing what the coach expects of me but I also want to show the fans what I’m worth and pay back their warmth, and obviously pay back the club who invested in and believed a lot in me.”

“Definitely, feeling like you’re at home is always a plus. Trigoria is like a second home for all of us. So we’re perfectly in our comfort zone in this atmosphere, we have the kind of infrastructures where we can make the most of, we have our own bedrooms, pitches … it’s a top complex here at Trigoria. In general it’s important to live life as a group in this period, we spend all day together, we train, we go to the gym, the breaks, the snacks… so let’s say this time of the year is important for moulding the group and something that we’ll find important in the future as the year moves forward.”