Dodo speaks about Roma departure

Former Roma full-back Dodo spoke with Corriere dello Sport about his departure from the Giallorossi.

Can you win the Scudetto that you didn’t win at Roma with Inter?
“This is an important project which will see the team reinforced with new signings and with the improvement of youngsters to win the Scudetto in the coming years. As president Thohir said, the goal is to win the Scudetto in the coming years.”

You have the same agent as Maicon, did he speak with you about Inter
“Since I’ve been here, I haven’t heard from him because after the World Cup, he’s enjoying his holiday, but during last season in Rome, he would often talk to me about his time at Inter.”

Why did you decide to leave Roma?
“Because Inter presented me with a project in which I can be more involved. On a personal level, I will have more visibility and it might be useful to me also with regards to the national team.”

What would you like to say to Sabatini after he brought you here two years ago?
“I thank him for bringing me to Italy and for believing in me, even when I was injured. I had not even had surgery yet and he called me to encourage me. He’s helped me so much.”

What was your relationship with Garcia like?
“It was good and I learned a lot from him. Both on and off the field because he gave me so much useful advice on a human level.”

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.