Cengiz Under discusses replacing Salah at Roma

first_imgTurkish winger Cengiz Under has shed light on the burden that was placed on him at AS Roma in replacing Mohamed Salah when he first arrived.The 21-year-old joined Roma in July 2017 in a €13.4m transfer from Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir and was eyed up as a direct replacement for Salah, who left for Liverpool the same month.But it took Under quite some time to settle into his new surroundings at Roma with the young winger finally getting his first goal in a 1-0 Serie A win over Hellas Verona in February 2018.The Turkey international then found the net another seven times to finish his debut campaign in Italy with a respectable eight goals in 32 games.“It was very important for me that I was coming in to replace Salah as he did really well here,” Under told Goal.“There was a lot of pressure but fortunately once I started scoring and became more involved – thanks to the help of all my team-mates – I really felt I was a part of the team.“The first six months were quite difficult because of the language and because I had to adjust. Once I started scoring and I began playing better, I felt I like part of the team.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“In my first season I had some difficulties at the start but then I was able to show what I can do. This year I’ve got this injury problem. Having to sit on the sidelines for three weeks has got me down a bit but I hope to be back in action soon.“Last year we reached the Champions League semi-finals and hopefully we can do as well again this year. In Serie A I hope we can finish among the top spots.”This season has seen Under manage six goals and nine assists in 25 appearances across all competitions for Roma.Under, who has been recently struggling with a thigh injury, will be eyeing a spot in the starting line-up for Monday’s home Serie A game against Bologna.🔜⚽🐺🔙 pic.twitter.com/So9ONamV3j— Cengiz Ünder (@cengizunder) February 15, 2019last_img