Wednesday August 13 2014
Torosidis signs new Roma deal

Roma defender Vasilis Torosidis has signed a new three-year deal with the club and is targeting the Scudetto.

The Greek international this morning put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him with the Giallorossi until the summer of 2017.

The 29-year-old, who represented his country at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, explained his reasons for staying at Stadio Olimpico at a Press conference.

“My future is at Roma, I signed for three years,” Torosidis told reporters. “I’m staying at Roma because they’re a big club with big targets and I want to win something with this team.

“We are a strong team with players of a great level. We want to win the Scudetto but it is not easy.

“It will be a season with a lot of matches. We need to be humble and ready for the season.

“All the fans are expecting a strong team and that’s what we are. We want to win the Scudetto. There will be a lot of difficult matches, there are teams like Juventus, Napoli and Fiorentina. We will see.”

Torosidis then refused to comment on either the recent goings on at the Old Lady or rumours that his international teammate, Kostas Manolas, could be set to join him at Roma.

“I don’t want to say anything about Juventus. We are a strong team and strong squad. We have 25 very strong players.

“Manolas is a friend of mine and we played together at Olympiakos and in the national team. I don’t know whether he is coming or not, the club will know.”

Finally, the player indicated that he is ready to play in any position he may be asked to by Coach Rudi Garcia.

“My position is right-back. I want to play on the right, if Garcia wants me to play on the left I will play on the left.

“I want to help the team, I am only thinking about Roma.

“We have the League, Champions League and a lot of tough matches coming up. We will all have to be ready all the time.

“Our major target is the Scudetto and we all want to win something.”

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