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Smalling proud to play for Roma, pleased with the club’s activities

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Chris Smalling has hinted he is enjoying life at Roma, talking on how he’s proud to represent the club and pleased about their clarity with players so far.

Chris Smalling is proud with the way Roma have related with players, amidst all the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic.

The 30-year-old joined from United in a season long loan-deal and has already impressed in defence for the Giallorossi.

Smalling has been a mainstay in the Roma backline and several reports have claimed the Italian side want to sign him permanently.

There is no clear indication as to what will happen about his future but all things indicate the Englishman is enjoying life in Italy.

The theme over the past few weeks has been about player safety as leagues over Europe are already planning to resume action.

In England, the likes of N’Golo Kante and Watford captain Troy Deeney have chosen not to resume team training with their respective sides.

Smalling talked on why all Roma players were happy to resume training and praised the club for the clarity in their responses.

“I can understand everyone’s position if they’ve not got that full clarity,” he told The Times.

“Everybody wants to be as informed as possible. Fortunately, here at Roma, I feel like they have that clarity. They’ve kept us in the loop.

“We had regular meetings with the CEO [Guido Fienga], talking about different measures, and keeping us up to date.” Smalling added.

“That’s been very useful to know their discussions with the league and the doctors and they are relaying that straight back to us.

“That’s why I feel like a lot of players here are comfortable about coming back, knowing the different measures.

Outside football, Roma have also been involved in some charity work and Smalling added on how proud he is to be associated with the Serie A side.

“Roma have a very big heart. I noticed that quickly here. Roma do help people a lot, they help a lot outside of the norm. That’s great.

“They really set an example, and other clubs have got on board. I’m very proud to be associated with Roma because of all their initiatives.”