Davide Astori appears on Roma TV

Davide Astori appeared on Roma TV this evening:

Rome is beautiful, every piazza allows you to see the fountains, people, extraordinary churches. The more I looking I do the more I fall in love.

The team?
It’s a completely different feeling, as an opponent, you see the warmth of the fans and a great team, when you’re a part of it you feel this emotion even more. We started quickly, our goal is to continue like this.

What about Nainggolan?
He has not changed one bit, he’s been boosted by the sporting side of things, he’s always the same guy who could play in front of a million people and not get nervous.

What struck you about Rudi Garcia? Did you integrate quickly?
We are a good group, but a large group built on the base of Garcia, who immediately gave new options for our tactics and play important games never being disfigured. I believe that on this basis, Roma are very solid.

Your arrival to Roma?
I arrived at the right time. When you play in Serie A, you always want to improve and compete. My six years at Cagliari were a fortune, I arrived in Rome with a maturity that I would never have had.

Manolas is always laughing and joking, he was added to the group. On the field, he doesn’t need to talk, the facts speak for themselves. Off the field, we all want to be good.

Who surprised you the most since your arrival?
Morgan De Sanctis impacted me. He’s a pillar of the locker room. On the field, Maicon is also a leader.

Personal ambition?
I want to win, my goal is to win. We can have our say this year.

Gervinho on the pitch?
It’s better to avoid him, he makes defences crazy with his supersonic speed.

The Captain?
The captain is the captain. You do not need words to describe him, he’s an example for everyone.

Astori off the field?
I am a curious guy, I love traveling but I also love staying at home. I’m a quiet guy.

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.