Monday April 14 2014
'I'll return with Roma in the CL'

Kevin Strootman has claimed that he is on his way to recovery, and can’t wait to return to a Roma team playing in the Champions League.

The Netherlands midfielder will be out until September after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury last month.

But the 24-year-old has insisted that he will come back stronger than ever.

“There are worse things in life than this,” he told Dutch TV. "Of course it’s annoying that I have to skip the rest of the season and the World Cup.

“But I am just thinking about recovering as soon as possible and getting back on the pitch.

“I don’t know when I’ll be back – hopefully it’ll be soon. But in the meantime I am enjoying the support from the Roma fans. They have all been incredible.

“We’re really strong at the moment. I want to return soon and play in the Champions League.

“I am sorry about the injury, but a lot of players have suffered the same thing.”

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