Today, Roma’s trequartista/false nine, Diego “Armando” Perotti stated the following to pagineromaniste.com:

Now I’m happy, I never thought I would be playing this much. I truly hope we can arrive in third place, and next year to play in the Champions League from the beginning, because I played only against Real Madrid this season. It would be beautiful then to win something with Roma because we have the squad to do it.

What kind of career would I have had without the unfortunate moments? We will never know. Now I have the luck to have surpassed these ugly moments and to have re-found my level of play. I don’t want to think about “what could have happened.”

Regarding his past physical issues…

Did I ever think about quitting early on? Yes, because I couldn’t find a way to escape what was happening to me. I went to the doctors and they said I was fine, but the truth was I couldn’t play three to four matches in a row. There was a year where I thought that I should stop. Then, I got the opportunity with Genoa, and it changed my life.

Perotti’s coach is also a big fan of his talents…

“Diego is an exceptional player that makes sacrifices for the team.”

Perotti now has a new lease on his career at 27-years-old. With fortune reigning down on him, he has the arsenal of attributes and determination to lead Roma onto glory.