Castan ready for the Champions League with Roma

Brazilian centerback Leandro Castan spoke during the club’s US tour in Orlando, Florida, USA:

“I hope that Mehdi remains, I trust the words of Garcia. The World Cup? I know that these things happen in football, but I’ll still carry this with me for the Champions League. But I hope Brazil wins it and also the people remain calm, they’re a bit angry over the money that was spent. Benatia? We immediately found ourselves doing well, the fact that at the beginning many said that we could not play together gave us an even greater charge. At the beginning we talked amongst ourselves, then we spoke with the coach and he told us he trusted us.To me, it seems everything went well. This team would have done well in the Champions League this year, but we know that for the next season we need reinforcements. I trust the group.”

Source(s): La Gazzetta dello Sport

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