Kevin Strootman hit back at critics from the top of Serie A. “Some found it incomprehensible Roma paid €18m for me.”
The Dutch midfielder had been of interest to Manchester United before opting for the Giallorossi this summer.
“A few months ago, some found it incomprehensible that Roma paid so much for me,” he told Algemeen Dagblad.
“Football is like that, as one week everything is perfect, a week later it all looks bad. I received a lot of criticism and some is still coming in.
“I am happy at Roma, but there are many people who call me up just because they saw me play a game in Italy. Perhaps many of these people ought to see me play at least a couple of times.”