Benatia explains Roma departure

In his first interview as a Bayern Munich player, Mehdi Benatia briefly explained his departure from Roma:

“It’s been a very difficult decision. I’m coming off a fantastic year in a team where I was fine and made me feel at home. Now I’m at the best club in the world. I want to thank everyone, including the fans. Towards the end of last season, however, something happened, small problems arose. So I decided to leave.”

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.