Tuesday March 19 2013
Stekelenburg wants Roma stay

Maarten Stekelenburg says he has no intention of leaving Roma following the dismissal of Zdenek Zeman in February.

The Dutchman wanted out of the capital club in January after losing his first team place to Mauro Goicoechea.

He even boarded a flight to London on deadline day in the hope of signing for Fulham, only for the deal to collapse while he was in the air.

However, Stekelenburg was promoted back to first-choice shot-stopper once Aurelio Andreazzoli took over – and he’s now happy to stay.

“There is no reason to leave,” the 30-year-old noted. “I knew that I could do well and I know how football works.

“It was a very difficult period for me, but the new Coach has faith in my abilities.”

The Holland international has a contract with the Giallorossi until June 2015. He’s now played in 15 League games this term.

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