Leandro Paredes appears on Roma Radio

Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes appeared on Roma Radio this evening:

Do you have a feel for the language?
I get on pretty well, Italian is very similar to our language.

How have these first few months with the team been?
I feel good, the team welcomed me very well and I’m glad with the manager.

How does Rome compare to Argentina?
It’s all very similar, I feel good and I’m happy here with my family.

In 2012, you were in the Don Balón list of great talents, it is a burden for you?
I’m glad they were talking about me, it’s a great challenge that gives me encouragement to go forward.

In Argentina, was there pressure on you?
There were no problems.

Did they ever call you “The Magician” in Argentina?
No, never.

What do they call you here in Italy?

Describe Riquelme, was it an advantage to be his successor?
He was very important for me, he helped me a lot when I went into the first team.

Who do you look to as a player?
I always looked at him (Riquelme) and for me he was very important.”

Is Riquelme the greatest player of Boca or was Maradona better?
Diego is also very good, although Riquelme has won them all, and he’s greater in the history of Boca.

You wore the #10 jersey of Boca in 2012…
In 2012, it was very nice to have worn the same shirt as Diego, Riquelme, Tevez”

Any dreams in the Roma jersey?
Winning big things, I hope to stay here for many years.

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.