Saturday July 23 2011
Lamela dreams of Rome derby

Erik Lamela can’t wait to play the Derby della Capitale with Roma. “It’s a dream, just like River Plate-Boca Juniors.”

The young Argentine completed his transfer to the Stadio Olimpico from River Plate this month.

“The passion of the Roma fans is so similar to that of River. Roma are a great club and I was given such a warm welcome,” Lamela told Sky Sport Italia.

“This is a very strong side and a splendid city. I’m sure Roma-Lazio will be a dream to play in, just like River Plate-Boca Juniors. That’s also a classic derby that everyone wants to take part in.

“I don’t know if I’ll be in the starting XI straight away, but we’ll see what decisions the Coach makes.”

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