Kalinic: ‘I must continue like this’

Nikola Kalinic wrote the headlines when Roma picked up three points in a 4-3 win over Cagliari and stressed that he’s “always ready to play”.

Kalinic started his second game this campaign and contributed his first two goals in Serie A 2019-20, when his brace made him “very happy” to have helped his teammates.

“I always work for the team; we are 11 players and I’m not alone. We created many opportunities and I scored two goals. I’m very happy, I must continue like this.”

Kalinic admitted that he “didn’t play much” at Atletico Madrid either and is open to play alongside Edin Dzeko if coach Paulo Fonseca would like to try.

“I didn’t play much with Atletico either, in a year and a half, I only played six to seven games,” he said. “Let’s see how it goes, the coach decides but I’m always ready to play.

“If I feel good, I play well. I always train in the best way. We all had a great game, but now we are looking ahead.

“It is always difficult to play here; we are working well. We knew it was a tough game to win, but we all want to give 100 per cent to continue like this.”

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