Karsdorp: ‘Shocked by Roma’

Rick Karsdorp was “shocked” by the approach to training at Roma. “Leaving was like taking a weight off my shoulders.”

The Dutch full-back has now returned to Feyenoord after a dismal spell in the Giallorossi jersey.

“You’re left alone there for so much of it,” Karsdorp told Voetbal International.

“Some lads walk in five minutes before the start of the training session, while others have already been in the gym for two hours. You can not speak to anyone through an entire training session, as everyone does their own thing.

“When I got to Roma, I was really shocked. Was this the atmosphere in an Italian dressing room? I much prefer the approach in Holland, you have more of a laugh.

“I never had faith in myself at Roma. When I left, it was like taking a weight off my shoulders, all the tension disappeared when I found out that I could go.”