Holebas presented to the media

Newly acquired José Holebas was presented today as an AS Roma player, here are his first words:

Were you expecting a call from Roma?
“There have been talks, but I was at the World Cup.”

Have you found a hungry team in Roma and what do you want to win?
“I think we all want the Scudetto. I’ve spent a couple days with the team and I have to admit that I see a very good team. If you train, you can reach the result.”

For Mr. Zanzi: a comment on Maicon…
Zanzi: “Tomorrow Walter will talk about the topic, I won’t comment today. It’s important that he’s on the field and we’re only thinking about Empoli.”

Between Manolas and Torosidis there are 3 Greeks in Rome: can this be an advantage? Have you spoken to Ranieri, who is from Rome, about the national team?
“I have not spoken with Ranieri. Clearly it’s an advantage for me to play with other Greek players. There’s a good feeling between us.”

What did you think of seeing the team win against Fiorentina at the Olimpico? What has Garcia said to you?
“I admit that I watched the game and we earned 3 points, which is a good thing. I have not spoken with Mister, but I will in the coming days.”

You have 29 goals and 37 assists in your career. How much of an offensive thrust can you give? Do you feel like Lahm and Zambrotta?
“Surely it depends on the decisions of the coach. For my part, I will do my best and help my team win.”

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.