The former sporting director of the giallorossi Walter Sabatini spoke about Javier Pastore once more. The Argentine could have done much more at Roma.
Walter Sabatini is a passionate football lover, a thinker and artist lent to football. His adventure in Rome has sentimentally enriched him but his style is still the same. In order to impress the sporting director, a player must show off his superfine qualities on the field.
“To buy a player I have to remain fascinated, I must thrill. I try to imagine what he can do on the field, because this is my peculiarity,” said Sabatini to Rai Tre.
The former Roma executive also spoke about Javier Pastore. The Argentine moved to Roma last summer but he failed to make a difference so far. Walter Sabatini is not happy about how Pastore‘s career has unfolded.
“He is my biggest regret. He played a dream football and he had a good career. But then, he totally gave up. I’ve spoken with him about this. And I won’t talk about Iturbe and Dodó.”
“I’m guilty though. Sometimes we expect too much from these foreign players. It’s not easy to play in Italy. I’ve suffered at Roma when I had to sell a few players. But the club needed to do so in that moment. That was an issue that we had to face,” concluded Walter Sabatini.