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Spinazzola: ‘Playing for Roma is a bit like being on a rollercoaster’

Sat 21 November 2020 | 13:34

Leonardo Spinazzola who has become one of Roma’s best players this season talks about his failed transfer to Inter.

Last year,

Roma

full-back

Leonardo Spinazzola

was supposed to move to

Inter

in exchange for winger

Matteo Politano

. The deal went so far as medicals before it fell apart.

Now Spinazzola feels ‘more psychologically free’ and now is focused on the new Roma’s tactics.

“These things happen, that’s all in the past now. Having said that, I do feel more psychologically free after that,” Spinazzola said.

“I am also trying to develop a little healthy egotism and have more shots on goal rather than always trying to pass it. Roma’s tactics changed too, as we can defend better and still have plenty of attacking options.

“The coach hasn’t changed at all, though. Even when there were all these reports of potential new coaches, Paulo Fonseca remained perfectly composed.

“Playing for Roma is a bit like being on a rollercoaster, because if you win then you’re a champion, if you lose then you belong in Serie C. There isn’t much of a balance.”

Spinazzola also talks about The Friedkin Group who bought the club from James Pallotta.

“It is better having someone present, although I have to say the club made sure we lacked for nothing. The players go onto the field, but you do feel the presence of the President.”

Roma are now third in the table with 14 points gaining from seven games. Their only defeat was given by the Disciplinary Commission because of an irregularly-fielded player in the game against Verona.

“Juventus and Inter are the squads best equipped to win, but it’s impossible to say who will take the Scudetto. The group of potential winners is growing.

“We can only hope to have Roma in that group too, but our objective is to get back into the Champions League.”


source: SportMob