Genoa striker Toni: Roma rejection hurt me

Genoa striker Luca Toni admits he was hurt by AS Roma's decision not to sign him.

Genoa striker Luca Toni admits he was hurt by AS Roma's decision not to sign him.

Toni spent six months on loan at the Olimpico from Bayern Munich, but the club opted not to take up their option.

“I will admit I felt a little hurt that Roma didn’t do more to keep me, but I saw they had other objectives,” said the hitman.

“In our line of work, it’s only normal that you go where you are wanted. The Genoa plan fascinated me and I came here with great enthusiasm, even if I left many friends and happy memories in Rome.”