"I thank everyone for their affection and birthday wishes. The fans are my strength to do great things for Roma and will help me continue to honour the jersey.
"I've celebrated many birthdays here. It is a pleasure to share this day with my teammates, who are like a second family for me. We had a nice meal, but the mind is already on the game with Bologna.
"Roma hadn't been on top of the table for such a long time that we need to stay on the right track, though there's a very long way to go."
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