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We will work hard: Federico Fazio

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The Roma defender is entering his fourth season with the Giallorossi and he talks about what’s next for his team.

Argentinean defender Federico Fazio is entering his fourth season with Roma in the Italian Lega Serie A.

And he has talked to the league’s official website about what’s coming up for his club this 2019-2020 season.

“I was Roman as soon as I arrived – I felt comfortable here immediately. My family did too – from the start we’ve all felt really settled here in Rome,” he said.

“Yes, it’s an intriguing season ahead for us players too.”

He explained: “This sort of thing happens in football, coaches change often and you have to get to know someone new. We’re looking forward to training hard during this period.”

“I remember they were [Paulo Fonseca’s Shakhtar Donetsk] a side that played nice football, from front to back, and created a lot of chances.”

“It was good that we won, but it was a tough tie. Especially over there, it was freezing and they played very well. But we matched them,” he added.

“It worries the goalkeepers more! (laughs) We are used to it: I like to play with the ball at my feet, so we are excited to see exactly what the coach has in mind.”

He concluded: “Above all, we need to be compact and structured. Whether or not the team is high up the pitch or drops back, you need to be compact and, just as the boss said, keep the ball.”