Kevin Strootman maintains “Serie A makes you stronger” before he has even completed a full season at Roma.
The Dutch midfielder is on international duty at the moment and spoke to De Telegraaf.
“I have grown both physically and in terms of experience,” said the 24-year-old.
“Serie A makes you stronger, as you experience things that you don’t get in Holland and get to face big clubs like Juventus, Milan, Inter and Napoli.
“It helps you to realise how best to approach certain competitions.”
Strootman has scored five goals in 23 Serie A games for the Giallorossi.