Gervinho: This can still be an incredible season

Roma winger Gervinho spoke to ahead of Sunday’s match against Genoa:

“Our season? Even if things didn’t go so well in the Champions League, this can still be an incredible season. We have to rely on Garcia. Wenger? He never had confidence in me. Instead, Garcia does not differentiate between who plays and who doesn’t. That’s important for a player. He not only speaks to those who are on the field, he talks to everyone – there aren’t only 11 players, there are 25 who are all treated the same way. Since I was little I dreamed of playing for Arsenal because I’ve always loved them – but now I hate them for the way Wenger treated me. I regret having to leave them after such a short time without being able to prove my worth, but I’m doing that in Rome, instead.”

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.