Keita: Roma have fantastic fans Roma midfielder Seydou Keita spoke to FIFA’s official website today, here are his words:

“The club had a great 2013/14 season, and I think we can do at least as well this season. Roma have fantastic fans. We have a very good squad, and the players know each other well. Our coach Rudi Garcia makes us play in an offensive way and that is an attractive way to play football. The Champions League? When the draw was made, everyone said that Munich and Manchester would be the clubs to progress, but with four points from our opening two games, we have shown that we are no push-overs. The national team? Mali is rebuilding a team. There are young players who have been roped in and then there are some experienced players like Adama Tamboura, Fousseini Diawara and myself who are still in the side. But even if we are building a new side, we have to qualify for Morocco. It is a priority. We finished third in 2012 and 2013 and have to be there next year. I do not know how much longer I’ll play, but as long as the motivation and desire are there, I will continue.”

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.