Castan: “Pjanic? It’s an honor to play with him”

Leandro Castan spoke to Roma Channel today from Denver during the team’s US tour.

The defeat to Manchester…
“Manchester is strong, they have quality players, but yesterday’s defeat was undeserved.”

Davide Astori…
“Astori is welcome, he will help us a lot this season.”

What did you say to Pjanic after his goal?
“That he’s very good. It’s an honor for me to play with a champion like him.”

How is Benatia?
“I do not talk to him about the transfer market, he’s calm, his head is in Rome, we must work together. I don’t want to talk about the transfer market, I expect him to stay.”

Will it be a good year?
“We can say yes, we need to work harder, we can’t win without working. We know it can be our year.”

The national team…
“It’s one of my goals, the first is to do well with Roma so I can return to the national team (of Brazil).”

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