ROME – It is the day of the Rooster. Andrew Belotti after making his debut with the Roma shirt in the last minutes of the match against Monza, this afternoon he spoke at the press conference to introduce himself to the fans and talk about the negotiation of his arrival in the capital.
Last year you scored less than usual, why?
“The past season has been turbulent. I have had some accidental injuries, not muscle. Only one was a muscle injury, the others were accidental stops. When you get the condition and then you get hurt it’s hard to come back and it has happened to me several times. . I struggled to find the condition and in fact I played even less than in previous seasons “.
What challenge is this for you? How was your summer?
“It was a particular summer. My priority was to come to Rome because I know I have found an important project here. An ambitious club and team. I was not looking for a contract that would protect me, I was looking for a project. this was the best opportunity for me. I didn’t think about it much, Roma have always been my priority. I know that Abraham is here, who is very strong, but for me this is an incentive to do better. In the big teams it is so “.
How are you physically?
“I trained with an athletic trainer because I knew I would come later and I wanted to be ready immediately. I arrived here, I did two training sessions and then I played for 10 minutes. Physically I am fine, but it will take some time. team mechanisms, understand what the coach is asking for, but I’m available. I just have to work, work and work. “
Can Roma aim for more than fourth place?
“It is a strange championship because we will stop for the World Cup. I think this is an opportunity for the players who do not go to Qatar, to be ready for the restart. The large squad is a strength, because everyone is needed. . Roma’s goal is to win match after match, focusing on every single match. Roma can win every match and in every match we have to think about winning. Then we’ll see where we get. We must never set limits. “
When did you first hear about Roma’s interest? Did the Conference victory party influence to convince you?
“In July there was a first contact with the director, but it could not materialize because Roma had many strikers. In the last week the director called me to ask me for 72 hours and I gave full availability. Roma it was my priority even if there was nothing at the beginning. Then in 2-3 days everything was done and it was all very fast. I saw the party, it was beautiful. A beautiful show that demonstrates the union between Roma and its fans “.
How do you live living together with Abraham? Find Dybala after so many years, what do you feel?
“The competition is an opportunity to grow and improve. Abraham is a great striker and this encourages me to do more and more in every training session. We met with Paulo, it was nice. The first words were about the path that we did. We left Palermo together to go to Turin, but in two different teams, and now we have found each other. In Palermo we were kids, now we have found ourselves much more mature “.
What feelings did you have for the welcome you received at the Olimpico?
“It was magical. It was nice to experience everything that happened, the teammates came in for the warm-up and I could hear the fans looking for me. I felt the affection of the fans on my skin. I went in, I looked up and I seen all those people. One thing is to hear about it, one thing is to live it. The hymn sung, the atmosphere, it was all fantastic. It was like living a dream, it was a pity not to have scored but it was still beautiful “.
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