New Roma signing Mauro Esposito says he's fully fit and ready to make his mark in the capital.

"After half a year out I played my first game on Sunday and it was hard work," the former Cagliari midfielder admitted. "But I'm sure match fitness will come soon.

"Luciano Spalletti told me to do what I can because wingers are very important in his scheme and he expects a lot from me."

With Brazilian Rodrigo Taddei already occupying the right side of the Magica midfield, there is speculation that Esposito may need to play in a less familiar role on the left.

"In the last few years I've always played on the right side and I think that's the position that suits me best," he mused. "But perhaps if I had the chance to play on the left that would suit me too.

"At the moment I'm just thinking about getting back to form and having a great start with Roma, if that happens then I'll turn my attentions to the national side."