Sergio Romero explains why he signed for Serie A strugglers Venezia, stayed in shape at Manchester United and is happy to be back in Italy. ‘I want to prove I’m the same Sergio.’
The Argentina international is no stranger to Italian football, as he played for Sampdoria in 2011-13 and again in 2014-15.
He was able to sign for the Lagunari as a free agent after he was released by Manchester United over the summer.
“Venezia had been tracking me for two or three weeks, they waited for my final decision,” said the 34-year-old goalkeeper in his press conference.
“I really like the team, there are a lot of young players and I feel young too. There’s a solid club behind us, I think this squad has everything required to stay in Serie A.
“I felt a family atmosphere at Sampdoria and it’s a similar sensation here at Venezia. Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, but I feel Venezia can do well.”
Romero did not play at all during the 2020-21 campaign and the frustration got to him.
“It was a strange year for me, but I trained all year at Manchester United. Some days I was training by myself, because the squad was preparing the game.
“I feel good, I worked in Argentina too and want to prove I’m the same Sergio who was at Sampdoria and then Manchester.”
Romero is happy to be back in the Peninsula and admits he never stopped keeping a close eye on Serie A.
“The level has really gone up, as Juventus, Inter and Milan impressed, bringing Italian football back to a certain level.
“I hope that my return will help Venezia to stay in Serie A. We’ve got to quickly shake off the thought of safety and aim towards mid-table, which is the real objective.”
Since their promotion from Serie B via the play-offs, the Lagunari have managed just one victory, two draws and four defeats.
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