Emanuelson elaborates on Roma move


Dutchman Urby Emanuelson spoke with Radio Radio this morning about his switch to Roma after his contract with Milan expired:

What didn’t work during your Milan experience?
“I’m not a Milan player, I have to think about doing well with Roma.”

What’s happened to the Rossoneri?
“I do not know, it’s difficult (to explain). Milan is changing, they’ve got a lot of young players but it’s a difficult time for them.”

What role do you prefer?
“I’ll play left-back like I’ve already done with Milan. But here, we have a much different way in playing (it) and I have to learn how the team plays. We’re working well in training and I hope to improve.”

Why have you only signed a one year contract?
“I asked to make a contract like this. I came here for free to demonstrate to Roma that I’m a good player. In order to stay here longer, I have to do well, then we’ll see what happens.”

What are your impressions of Garcia?
“The coach is a good coach, he’s quiet. He’s always here to win and he always says, ‘We have to win!’

A comment on the incident with Strootman…
“Everyone in Holland was sad. We hope he comes back stronger within three months. We’re always with him.”

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