Strootman: “I renewed to remain a long time.”

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman as interviewed by Sky Sport ahead of this weekend’s clash against Udinese. These are his words:

“I renewed my contract in order to stay for a long time with Roma, I have deep gratitude towards Roma, who waited for me even after three surgeries, I will never forget that. I want to finish in a Champions League place, fourth place would be okay, but it’s a shame not to be closer to Juve and Napoli.”

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.