Thursday July 19 2012
Bojan ready for Roma’s US tour

Roma’s pre-season preparations are going well as they look to rebuild after a turbulent 12 months in the capital, says Bojan Krkic.

Last season’s seventh position in Serie A and a woeful record of 14 defeats under Luis Enrique saw the Spanish Coach quit.

Pescara boss Zdenek Zeman has been brought in and the side, after a pre-season retreat at Brunico, are now heading to the States.

“We’ve finished the first stage of our pre-season preparations and we think we've worked really well,” Bojan, the 21-year-old who joined from Barcelona in a deal engineered by Enrique, told the club’s website.

“It was hard but we all realise how important it is to lay the fitness groundwork for the season.”

Roma’s American President and owner, businessman Thomas Di Benedetto, clearly set out his ambitions when taking over the club in 2011, and this off-season is his first chance to continue building the club’s brand back in the US.

Krkic, who scored seven times in his debut campaign, will hope to improve on his 13 starts made under Enrique, and went on to map out the squad’s upcoming schedule.

“We’ll continue our preparations with more training sessions and the three friendly games we have lined up at three fantastic cities – Chicago, Boston and New York.

“It’s so exciting for us to be going to the United States and taking Roma to all the fans who support our team in this country.”

Roma also have a scheduled game against another American owned team, Premier League side Liverpool, toward the end of the tour.

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