CEO Umberto Gandini spoke about Roma’s participation in the 2018 International Champions Cup.
Just a few days ago, the Giallorossi made official their 2018 US Summer Tour. Roma will travel to the United States for the third time in a row. As already happened, the Lupi will play in the International Champions Cup. The growth of the club passes through exhibitions and trainings in different countries.
Umberto Gandini confirmed that the value and reputation of the Italian side are growing and “To be considered among the biggest sides in the world is something to be proud of.”
Charlie Stillitano and Relevant invited the Lupi to play in the 2018 ICC. Pallotta and his collaborators accepted the invitation as Gandini confirmed: “We have once again been invited to play in the ICC and it is a great acknowledgment of the work this club is doing both on and off the pitch.”
Roma wants to become one of the top clubs in the world and it can reach its objective by participating in such premiere international competition facing football giants. The CEO of the Giallorossi firmly believes that top-quality exhibition games are necessary to improve because “If pre-season is done exclusively against sides of a slightly lower level can be problematic because sometimes you lack the habits gained by stiff competition.”
James Pallotta wants to boost the Roma brand in the United States of America, a country with a huge potential and in which football is becoming increasingly popular. Umberto Gandini confirmed that “Roma’s bond with the United States is very strong, because of both our owner Jim Pallotta and many of our board members. Roma represents the city of Rome in the US and around the world.”
There’s a strong Italian community in the US, people with a great passion for what they call ‘soccer’ and with an indissoluble link with the ‘Bel Paese’. “Our support continues to grow, thanks in large part to great performances on the pitch like those against Barcelona,” said Gandini “We are extremely pleased to bring our club and our players closer to fans who support us so passionately.”