Roma midfielder Nemanja Matic amazed by fans on Olimpico debut
AS Roma midfielder Nemanja Matic was happy to be part of their 5-0 preseason friendly defeat of Shakhtar Donetsk.
It marked the former Manchester United midfielder's debut as a Roma player at the Olimpico.
Matic said, "I am very happy to have played here, in this great stadium in front of our fans. I am very happy to have won.
"We worked very hard every day. Our team is ready for the next match against Salernitana. We expect a difficult match, but we are a very strong team and I think we are prepared."
"I think I'm ready. I work very hard every day. The team and I are ready for any battle and we will do our best to make our fans proud.
"I knew the stadium would be sold out. I felt the passion and the warmth of the fans, this is a great thing. The expectations are high and we will try not to disappoint them. We know that they expect us to win every game and we will do our best. I promise you."