Pedro Rodriguez Condemns Roma’s Disrespectful Ejection – 1NEWS

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Pedro Rodriguez slams Roma for disrespectful eviction – Pedro Rodriguez finally spoke about his transfer from AS Roma last summer which then saw him accept a proposal from Lazio for a two-year contract.

Lazio’s new signing Pedro Rodriguez lashed out at his former club Roma for excluding him from the squad without any of the club’s directors speaking to him directly, before he was then convinced by Maurizio Sarri to cross over to his city rivals.

The former Chelsea winger has only been in Rome for one season, scoring six goals and providing seven assists in 40 competitive games, but is not part of new coach Jose Mourinho’s plans.

Pedro Rodriguez then received a proposal from Lazio on a two-year contract until the summer of 2023 and will wear the number 9 jersey after terminating his contract with the club. Giallorossi by mutual agreement.

Now the former Barcelona and Chelsea ex-Barcelona has exposed the ulcers Roma treated him with disrespect, telling Lazio Style Radio“It was a difficult situation at Roma, because they left me out of the squad without any of the directors discussing it with me.”

Indeed, the 34-year-old was one of several players not invited to Jose Mourinho’s squad for pre-season training, despite being under contract with Roma.

He has now revealed why he made his choice to move to Lazio, saying manager Maurizio Sarri had a big role in convincing him to join his former team’s city rivals.

“When I spoke with Maurizio Sarri it was a big opportunity. It is true that there have been no direct transfers between these two capital clubs for a long time, but I am very happy to be here.”

“Roma represents the past, I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I am here to work with this Lazio team and with Maurizio Sarri. I want to give everything and help my team-mates.”

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