Olsen: ‘Surprised Roma wanted me…’

New Roma signing Robin Olsen jokes “I’m surprised they wanted me in Italy” after Sweden stopped the Azzurri qualifying for the World Cup.

The goalkeeper was between the posts for the play-off match which saw his nation win 1-0 on aggregate, and will now be playing in Serie A as Alisson’s replacement.

“First of all it’s a pleasure to be here, this is a big step in my career,” Olsen said at his presentation in Boston.

“It was an easy choice. In Sweden everyone is happy for me, because we know how big a club Roma is.

“The Italy game? It was a special match for us, very difficult. We were happy, but I’m surprised they wanted me in Italy after what happened!

“We did our job and made Swedes happy.

“As for Alisson, he’s a great goalkeeper and I have great respect for him but the club chose me. There’s a lot of talk about that obviously, but I need to focus on my work here.”

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