Manolas: “My desire is to win with Roma.”


Roma defender Kostas Manolas spoke today to Sky Sport. These are his words:

The words of Monchi (who said those who don’t have a winning attitude can leave)?
I agree with the director’s words. In Rome, we play to win, whoever does not have this mentality isn’t suitable for this team.

The poor recent form?
We had bad luck against Chievo and Genoa, but we can’t only blame it on that. Against Torino, we created a lot but did not manage to take advantage of what we created. Against Juve, our approach was off, but we deserved more because of what we did in the second half. We’re creating a lot this year, but we’re not scoring many goals. We have to give even more.

The controversy surrounding Nainggolan?
Radja knows he was wrong and he apologised to everyone, he’s a champion and is essential for us.

You were close to being sold and joining Zenit last summer.
We were very close, but in the end, I strongly wanted to remain. My desire is to win with Roma, I’ve renewed my contract and I’m happy here. I promise to the fans that I’ll always give my best for this shirt.

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.