The new defender of the Giallorossi knows how to win an international competition and he wants to triumph with Roma as well.
Paulo Fonseca was asking for an experienced defender and Chris Smalling seems to be the right man to lead Roma’s backline.
The Portuguese coach wants his center-backs ready to press high up on the pitch and the English star believes this approach is perfect for his playing style.
Although the Giallorossi wants to get back to the Champions League next season, another important international tournament must be honored this campaign. The Europa League final is one of the main goals of Roma and Smalling knows how it feels to lift that trophy.
“Roma has the possibility to win [the Europa League] and it is one of the favorites even if there are several other sides too,” Smalling said to the press yesterday.
“It would be great to win this competition for a second time in Italy.“