After Fulham failure, Stekelenburg reflects on Roma tenure

Current Fulham and former Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg reflected on his time with AS Roma to De Telegraaf.

“I came to Fulham to keep the club in the Premier League and to fight to get myself in the World Cup squad. I failed on both counts. After I left Ajax I had to get used to AS Roma but I could look back on a successful first season. Then, in the second year, I was faced with a new coach and it was annoying. At Fulham, I had three coaches. I’m 31, very fit and want to get back to playing. On the 25th I report back to Fulham because I am still under contract there for three years. And then we’ll see. My agent is working hard to find a satisfactory solution for everyone. I can’t wait to get back to the Maarten Stekelenburg of 2010, but with more experience.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.