Pau Lopez has vowed to ‘give everything’ for Roma and is ‘ready’ for the challenge that awaits him.
Lopez completed his €23.5m transfer from Real Betis on Wednesday, and the goalkeeper could hardly contain his excitement at turning Giallorosso.
“Joining Roma is another step up for me,” the 24-year-old told Roma TV.
“I think it is the perfect time to take on this kind of opportunity. I feel ready to be the goalkeeper for Roma and I’m really happy to be here at such an historic club. It means a lot that they have faith in me and I’m delighted to be here.
“As I’ve said, it’s almost impossible to turn down a club like Roma. It’s a great move for me after I enjoyed a very good year at Betis.
“I think it’s the perfect time to move to Roma. Italian football is known for the fantastic fans here. The fans are really passionate about football and love the game.
“There are some huge clubs here which make it a top-quality League. There are lots of big clubs here, including Roma, so I’m delighted to be able to experience playing in Italy.
“I try to enjoy my football out there and help the team by doing what the Coach asks. I always try to do what is asked of me, even if the team is in a tough moment or facing a bit of adversity.
“I always try to stay cool and look to help the team by doing what’s asked of me. That’s what I try to do in order to help the team.
“The Coach spoke to us and he said he wanted an ambitious, courageous team. That’s the base requirement when you represent a club like Roma.
“We know what it means to wear this shirt and we know that we’re representing the fans. We have to make sure we always show those two qualities whether it’s in training or in matches.
“When we’re representing Roma, we have to remember that we’re representing an historic club with great fans and big ambitions. We have to give everything we have to make Roma as successful as possible.
“The only thing I can promise is that I’ll give everything for this club. I know the efforts the club has gone to in order to sign me so I can promise that I’ll work hard, make sacrifices and show humility in fighting for Roma and trying to achieve the success the club deserves.
“I can assure you that effort is one thing that I’ll never be lacking.”
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