Wednesday August 20 2014
Kuyt backs Roma for Scudetto

Dirk Kuyt believes that Roma have the quality to challenge Juventus for the Scudetto this season.

The Netherlands international was part of the Fenerbahce side that drew 3-3 with the Giallorossi in a friendly on Tuesday.

And speaking on his way back to Turkey, the forward insisted that the capital club have what it takes to lift some silverware this term – especially with Francesco Totti in the team.

“Roma are a strong team,” he told reporters. “They’ve kept all their best players and have brought in some more high-profile ones.”

“I, like everyone else, respect Totti so much. It’s amazing that he can still play at such a high level.

“It would be perfect if he could win the Scudetto with Roma this season – and I think they have a good chance.”

Kuyt then commented on countryman Kevin Strootman, who is still recovering from a knee injury.

“It was really disappointing to see him miss the World Cup. But I am convinced that that disappointment will make him even stronger.”

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