Balbo talks Roma, Serie A, and Juan Iturbe

Former AS Roma striker Abel Balbo spoke with and was asked about his former club and how he thinks they’ll perform this upcoming season:

“Roma’s team has improved a lot this year, they have a roster of high quality, this is what makes the difference and makes you win. In the past, they haven’t had this kind of roster and now they have an advantage. The season has just started, so it’s difficult to make a prediction. There’s also Napoli and we need to wait and see if Rossi can rediscover himself with Fiorentina. Clearly Roma and Juventus begin as the favorites because, at the moment, they’re the best team but the season is long. Iturbe? If he keeps growing in this good way you’ll see his quality, he has everything.”

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.