Cole happy with result over Madrid

AS Roma right-back Ashely Cole spoke this morning to Fox Sports after the Giallorossi’s 1-0 victory over Madrid yesterday evening.

“To win against a great team like Real Madrid, the European champions, yes it’s preseason, but it’s good for our confidence. My time so far? It’s gone well. I’ve played two sets of 90 minutes. I’m trying to learn Italian. I’m taking my time but I think it’s good to try and bond with the players by understanding their language. On the pitch, it’s easy because football is football but if I want to interact with them off the pitch, then of course I have to learn Italian.”

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.