Peter is reborn in Rome

The Spanish footballer, once recovered from his injury, lives a sweet moment in Roma, adding a total of five goals and four assists as a key piece for Fonseca.

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Once you are in your thirties, in the world of football two paths can be clearly seen: those that guide you towards the twilight of your career; or, on the contrary, those that allow you to extend the trajectory, reinventing yourself and, even, finding the high point (the usual trend in the last cases). The latter is the one that Pedro Rodríguez followed in the last summer transfer market. He traded England for Italy, London for Rome, Stamford Bridge for the Olympic. In short, he left Chelsea to sign for Rome.

Six months later, the 33-year-old canary has found the perfect ecosystem. He has fallen on his feet in Paulo Fonseca's team, which, surely, is going through one of the best moments since the Brazilian was the coach of the 'wolf'. Currently they are in the 3rd position of one of the most open Serie A in the last five years. Only behind Milan and Inter, beating other teams such as Juventus, Napoli, Atalanta or, of course, his arch-enemy Lazio. In addition, as a 'bonus track' it is found that they are still alive in the Europa League (they won 0-2 in the first leg of the round of 32 against Sporting de Braga) .

A good dynamic that they have reached, yes, after going through more than a bump. They were beaten by the 'biancocelesti' of Inzaghi, Immobile, Luis Alberto and company. Or eliminated in a ridiculous way by Spezia in the round of 16, beaten on the pitch and in the offices (they fell for exceeding the number of substitutions allowed). Along with another of the pending subjects, win a team from the 'Big-6'. Of the seven games they have played, they have not won any, and they have barely been able to scratch three points.

Pedro returned to the eleven last week in a 3-0 win over Udinese. The canary celebrated his return by signing a beautifully made goal, after recovering from the injury from which he relapsed and made him miss up to six games. Before, it should be noted that from the beginning Fonseca's trust was earned as an important figure in the squad. Despite being within a system of three center-backs and long lanes, the Brazilian coach has managed to adapt the Spanish soccer as a second midfielder at 3-4-2-1, taking advantage of his good interior game. Thus, the elaboration of the game with Pellegrini and Veretout is favored; and, on the other hand, the completion with Dzeko. Some numbers that speak for themselves, reflecting how well Pedro has managed to adapt to Italian football: five goals and four assists.

Another proof of this is his commitment from day one he landed in Rome, along with one of the main motivations that led him to defend the 'she-wolf' team: helping them win titles again. "Another reason I chose Roma is that they have not won in a long time. I hope we can continue to work this well until the end, like now, and who knows if we can win a trophy. It would be a wonderful thing for the club." Peter pointed out to the official media of the Romanists.

A Rome with a Spanish touch

Precisely, in a Rome that speaks more Spanish than ever. And it is that, in this past summer transfer market, Pau López (since 2019), Gonzalo Villar and Carles Pérez (both arrived in winter 2020), were joined by Borja Mayoral, who already has seven goals, in addition to the already mentioned Pedro. With all of them taking more than enough gallons in the 'wolf'. In the case of the forward, still from Real Madrid, he earns more and more integers to become the property of the Italian club and gain a place in the eleven before the possible future departure of Dzeko.



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