Monchi: “I’m here to do what’s best for the club.”

Roma sporting director, Monchi, to SportMediaset before Roma-Atalanta:

What sort of moment are Roma in?
December was not a good month, where we did not continue what we’ve done at the beginning of the season. We must find the right continuity and this is an important moment.

Aleix Vidal or Darmian?
They are not actual objectives for Roma. Today, we have to talk about the important match ahead of us, if I talk today about the transfer market then I am showing no confidence in our roster. We’ll discuss the transfer market when the winter break arrives.

You have made important decisions.
I’m here to make decisions about the present and the future. If we want to change something, difficult positions must be taken, some of which will even be unpopular. I’m not here to do what the fans want, but what’s best for the club.

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.