Saturday March 23 2013
Osvaldo: 'If I'm so terrible...'

Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo hit back at his critics and asked “if I’m so terrible, why do I read that Chelsea, Tottenham and Juventus want me?”

The Italian international has had problems this season and a section of the supporters turned against him after he pushed Francesco Totti away to take a penalty against Sampdoria.

Today there are new reports he will be sold over the summer for €10m, but Osvaldo snapped at the critics.

“What makes me most angry is that people say at the same time that I don’t put the effort in and that I am too tense,” he told SportWeek.

“Of course it’s not easy at the moment and there are many mistakes. I am a striker, so I live for the goal and if I miss that then I feel like I’m missing everything.

“However, when I read that my season has been so very negative and at the same time I read that Chelsea, Tottenham and Juventus want me, then it doesn’t add up. If I’m so terrible, why am I being linked with these top clubs? If they are interested, then I must’ve done something right.

“I admit that at times I didn’t have the right attitude and that didn’t help me. I did expect to score a few more goals this season, but I’m still content with what I have achieved.”

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