Schick: ‘Roma can win Scudetto’

Patrik Schick believes Roma “can think about the Scudetto”, and is desperate to get his first goal for the club.

The Czech striker played his first 90 minutes since joining the club against Chievo last weekend, and now he’s aiming to find the back of the net.

“My last 90 minutes was in June, so I’m glad to get back into it,” Schick told Sky.

“I felt good, so I’m happy. I’m not in my best condition yet, but I’ll definitely improve, it’s not easy to start again after two months out. I still have a bit of work to do, but it’s better.

“I’m a striker, so my next goal is to score. That’s what I’m aiming for.

“What do Roma lack? Maybe a bit of ruthlessness, when you’re lucky you score but if you’re luck is against you then you don’t.

“We need to work in training to score more goals, that’s the path.

“I believe in the direction Roma want to go in, and we can think about the Scudetto.”

Schick was also asked how he’s settling in at Roma, as well as his best and worst moments so far.

“The hardest was when I got injured, you can’t do anything. You just have to work and wait but you can’t play. A nice moment though was my arrival in Rome and all the fans at the airport.

“I’m getting on well here, I’m with my fiancée and we’re good.

“Who am I closest with? Edin [Dzeko], we can speak the same language [Dzeko spent two years in the Czech Republic with FK Teplice] so that helps.

“We played together for a bit in Verona, but I played on the wing, I play more with the ball when I’m a striker but there’s a good understanding.”