Iturbe on his time in Verona and new adventure in Roma

Roma’s Juan Manuel Iturbe spoke with Radio Bella & Monella this evening:

“The injury? Now I feel good, I’m starting to run a little bit. I don’t know if I will go against Verona, though, let’s see. However, I will be happy to see all my friends. It’s going to be a beautiful day. What kind of game do I expect? The challenge will not be easy because Verona is a new team, but there are friends like Luca and Juanito who remained. They’re strong players. Who will win? I always want to win, but now I defend the colors of Roma. I think Verona always works well with Mandorlini, he is a amanger who does everything well. They’re doing well. The Mister sometimes got angry a lot with me, but he taught me a lot. What do I miss about Verona? Many of my friends remained in the city. It was a year filled with joy. Toni? Luca is a great champion, he helped me a lot. He’s one that has won everything and yet continues to play with the desire of a kid who’s 20. Roma? My teammates have helped me a lot, you know how it’s not easy to get in a big team full of strong players and play. It’s all different, especially the mentality. I thank my teammates. Toni and Totti? They are two great players, but above all, great people. They’re humble and down-to-earth.”

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.