Roma full back Leonardo Spinazzola spoke to Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia after the Giallorossi’s league clash against Genoa yesterday. The Italian was close to joining Inter in exchange for Matteo Politano, but the deal ultimately collapsed.
He said: “It’s been a busy week. I wanted to have a great game, I wanted to win, and I did both, that’s good. Now we’re thinking about Juve, then there’s the derby and it’s an important week for everyone.”
The 26-year-old Italian suggested that the failed transfer hasn’t impacted his feelings towards the Giallorossi.
“Every player wants the best for themselves and gives their best both for themselves and the team. Every player wants to be at one hundred percent to help the team and I am satisfied.”
The Italian full back was surprised about the fears relating to his physical condition.
“I’m fine. It’s crazy, I’m a national team player who’s been around a lot of teams. I’m at Roma now. I think it’s crazy to say I’m injured, it was an important game today and I ran a lot. I also trained alone in Milan in the gym and as soon as I came back, I didn’t want to miss training.”
He suggested that he would be available for Roma in the upcoming Derby della Capitale.
“Yes, I’m here now and I’m staying here and I’m just thinking about this crucial week for us.”
Finally, Spinazzola highlighted that he wasn’t upset by the failed transfer away.
“No, I think the director has already spoken as I’ve been told, and I don’t want to talk more about it. Now I’m thinking about Roma and myself. They’re not big problems, we have everything in life and we just have to say thank you.”