Roma’s Argentine winger was interviewed by ‘Clarìn’ and spoke about his adventure in Rome, Di Francesco, and the World Cup.
Diego Perotti is doing great things in Rome. Argentina’s head coach Sampaoli called him up for the upcoming two international friendly matches. The Argentine winger is happy in the Italian capital and wants to play the next World Cup in Russia.
This is a short summary of what he said…
ROME – “I like Rome because it is a safe city. My wife can go to the center city without any problem.”
ARGENTINA – “I’ll go back there one day. My wife and I are from Moreno and we’ll live there in the future. We moved to Europe a long time ago. We are used to staying far away from our friends and families. I would love to play in Argentina again. But the reality is that I extended my contract with Roma until 2021 and I want to honor it.”
WORLD CUP – “I am doing one step at a time. I am enjoying this moment. But I know that there are several players with great quality. It’s not going to be easy. In the upcoming friendly matches, I’ll fight for a spot. I haven’t played much in the last two friendlies. The coach will decide what to do but I’ll give my best. I am calm to perform well. I loved playing with Messi. I played with the best player in the world for 10 minutes. I was very happy about that. This is the best thing can happen to a player. Fazio and I spoke with Sampaoli when he came to Rome. He explained what he wants from us. It was a nice chat. He is very sincere and he wants to win the World Cup. We have the best player in the world. Argentina has more chances than others. I played with Messi, Riquelme, and Totti, I can not ask for more.”
DI FRANCESCO – “He is important to me. He changed my way to play. He wants me to find the right position between the lines. Sampaoli wants the same things from me.”
SCUDETTO – “Roma is not competing for the Scudetto at this time. We regret it but our gap is too wide [with Juventus and Napoli]. Juventus and Napoli will not lose many points. We have to think about qualifying for the next Champions League.”