Keita: “Football should give the best possible image of itself”

“Gazzetta dello Sport” interviewed the new Roma midfielder Seydou Keita:

Do you know that at this stage you are not considered one of the players included in the lineups?

“It is normal that now fans and the press give credit to those who did well last season. However, in football the past does not count. The important thing is to feel good at the beginning of the season also because Garcia is the the only one who decides”

What about Pepe…Do you think is normal that no one has punished him?

“I think that Fifa and Uefa are struggling against racism. In football, there is no room for similar behaviors. It is important that the supporters are the first to fight”

Do you know that some clubs in Italy have had problems in this regard?

“I’ve experienced these situations also abroad. Maybe sometimes it is also wrong to emphasize. It would be a good thing if the clubs could punish their fans…What makes a difference between a person and the other is not the color of their skin, but the value of man and the mutual respect. Who does not think so does not deserve space in football and in sport. Football should give the best possible image of itself”


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A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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