Strootman: “Garcia decisive in my move to Marseille”.


Former Roma and current Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman spoke to vi.nl about his move from the Italian side to reuniting with former Giallorossi manager Rudi Garcia. These are his words:

“My transfer? The presence of Rudi Garcia played a role. I knew him from my time at AS Roma, and he wanted me – the club did everything to get me and the manager even called me several times with the message that they needed me. That gave me a good feeling and I now I will try to live up to that trust. My initial experiences have been positive. A new adventure has started for me with Marseille. Of course, it takes some getting used to things after five years at Roma. I’ve arrived in a new country and a new league. In Italy, it is much more tactical, in France, it is much more physical”.

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.