Justin Kluivert spoke with Sky Italia about his time at Roma so far and the advice his father gave him about Serie A. 

The 19-year-old swapped Ajax for Roma in the summer and has so far made nine appearances, contributing one goal and one assist.

Kluivert told Sky, “I am very happy here.”

“I enjoy this experience every day.The Serie A is a difficult competition, but you will get better. That’s what my father said. He was a role model for me when I was growing up, but Cristiano Ronaldo also inspired me. He lives for football. 

“My father said that the level of the competition was very high, but that I can learn a lot from all those big matches in the selection. Italian is a little more difficult, but I think I have mastered it a little bit better in a month.”

Kluivert is also happy with his head coach Eusebio Di Francesco, “He has given me a lot. An excellent trainer that I have learned a lot from. He advises me to use my speed. I have to use that to make it difficult for my opponents.”

Captain Daniele de Rossi has also been a big help for the Dutchman, ‘He too has been very important to me. When I came here, he was on vacation. Yet he immediately sent a message to welcome me. That motivated me. He is a phenomenon, on and off the field. It is an honour to be allowed to play with him. He can also speak English well, so I talk to him a lot.”

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