The Englishman has been doing great things in the Italian capital. Smalling is happy to play for Roma.
There’s a Portuguese coach that has bewitched several Roma players since his arrival in the eternal city. Paulo Fonseca had a great impact on Chris Smalling as well.
As the former Manchester United defender stated, Fonseca convinced him to move close to the Colosseum. “Roma made an offer. I was told I could play 40-50 games, about twice what I would have played with United…Roma was a challenge that I liked,” said Smalling to The Athletic.
The defender confirmed that the Giallorossi have great ambitions this season: “This is a great club with great expectations.”
Paulo Fonseca wanted him in his roster and Smalling revealed that “the manager doesn’t just want to return to the top four, he wants to win a trophy.”
“Roma has had some great Champions League evenings recently, but the Europa League is important here this season.”