Manolas: “I am a fast and powerful defender”

The new Greek defender Kostas Manolas held his first press conference as new AS Roma player. Below his most important thoughts:

From the beginning I wanted to come to Rome, then I spoke with Torosidis and Dellas which suggested me to come here. This is the best choice.”

I had many offers from big clubs, including Juventus, but my choice has been to come to Rome.”

Benatia is a great player. I have seen almost all the matches that Roma played because Torosidis is here. I want to prove to be the most effective person for this place.

“The coach will judge if I am able to play in the opening lineup. I feel ready, I’m not 100% but 120%.”

“Roma are a huge club of international level and for me this club  is a point of arrival. In the future, if I deserved to be here and some offers will arrive along with the club we will decide what to do.”

The standards of the club are high, I immediately want to win the Scudetto. Roma have great opportunities and we can do well in the Champions League as well.”

I am a fast and powerful defender and a good player for any kind of contrast, I “read” the defense as I “read” the opponent’s attack.”

I have always admired Karagounis, Torosidis and Dellas. In my role I am inspired to Thiago Silva.

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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 Calciomercato.it & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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