Zappacosta: ‘Hope to stay at Roma’

Davide Zappacosta is still only on loan from Chelsea, but is in no rush to leave Italy. ‘I hope to remain at Roma, especially to prove what I can really do.’

He turns 28 next month and his experience in the Giallorossi jersey was reduced to just one 12-minute substitute appearance in August 2019.

That’s because he suffered a calf strain, followed by a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

“I really hope that I can remain at Roma for many reasons,” Zappacosta told Sky Sport Italia.

“First and foremost, I’d like to prove to the club and fans what I can really do. I trained hard and made many sacrifices to ensure that I’ll be fit for when the season resumes.

“I’d say that I am 90 per cent there in terms of fitness and hope to be ready when the games do start up again.”

Serie A is expected to return around June 13-20.

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