Kostas Manolas: I want to win the Scudetto

Greek defender Kostas Manolas appeared on Roma Radio this afternoon, here are his words:

How’s (your) Italian?
Pretty good.

What were the words you learned right away?
I know many.

The first word that you learned?
“Hello”, “goodnight”, and “good evening”.

The Derby?
A very good atmosphere, the fantastics Roma fans always help us, however, we did not win and that’s not good.’/,gf

The differences between Rome and Greece?
There is not much of a difference, even there the Derby is very important. It’s a very good atmosphere for a player who wants to play at this level.

Do you speak Italian better than Torosidis?

Many asked about your play on Cavanda: how did you do it?
I think he extended the ball (too much), then I got closer and took it away.

Did the league meet your expectations?
It’s a league much stronger than the Greek one, but we want to win the league and now we are at -3. We’ll apply strength in our next match and try to win.

Who was on the poster in your room as a kid?
Cannavaro and Maldini.

Is there a player you didn’t know who has amazed you?
Yes, Florenzi and Paredes.

Who is stronger: Mapou or Astori?
For that I won’t respond.

Is it true that Torosidis is a bit crazy, but in a good way?
No he’s a normal guy…

Someone said: with 3 Greeks they won’t win anything (referring to Manolas, Torosidis, and Holebas)…
I didn’t understand that, at Olympiakos we were winning everything.

At the end of the season, you’ll be happy if…
I win the Scudetto.

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.