Wednesday April 14 2021
Karsdorp looking forward to facing Ajax

Rick Karsdorp is looking forward to facing Ajax tomorrow: ‘We want to qualify for the semi-finals.’  

The Giallorossi host Ajax at the Stadio Olimpico in the return leg of the Europa League quarter-finals tomorrow. They beat the Lancers 2-1 in Amsterdam last week.

"They will want to press us and keep the ball possession but we want the same, it will be an interesting game," Karsdorp, a former Feyenoord defender said at a press conference.

"Ajax-Feyenoord is a bit like Roma-Lazio. Now I am here, so it’s a little different, but I expect a game as great as the first leg, we want to qualify for the semis," the Roma full-back continued.

“It’s beautiful to face a Dutch team, Ajax like to play good football and we do the same, I am looking forward to playing tomorrow’s game.

“I haven’t played much over the last three seasons, but I am going back to my level, I want to continue, I want to be focused on Roma and not on the Euros.

“I have room for improvement. I want to play as many games as possible at a high level. I feel well. It was important to return to Feyenoord and then return here. I am playing regularly, I’ve renewed my contract, and I hope I can continue until 2025.”