Nico Lopez recalls Roma tenure

Former Roma and current Verona attacker Nico Lopez was interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport and was asked about his time at Trigoria, here are his words.

“At Roma, Zeman viewed me as good and brought me from the Primavera into the first team. But after he was sacked, I didn’t find a place with Andreazzoli. Do the comparisons to Iturbe weigh on me? No, because we have completely different characteristics, so it’s a comparison that doesn’t hold much weight. He is very talented, I hope to soon be at the top: I want to go far – I’m hungry. This journey is important.”

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.