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Roma defender Karsdorp: Mourinho improving my game

Roma defender Rick Karsdorp feels his game is improving under coach Jose Mourinho this season.

Karsdorp feels he's now playing the best football of his Roma career.

He told ELF Voetbal: "Mourinho makes me better. I used to like to drink and go out, now it doesn't happen anymore. The reason I came to play abroad was because of the Roma project.

"Here they allow you to be really quiet. Of course I get approached when I walk down the street, but in general the fans don't go crazy. If I'm out to dinner, they wait patiently until the end for an autograph or a photo.

"With injuries I wasn't able to prove myself for a long time, people started to wonder if I could stand the level and if I could still be fully fit. After my second spell in the Netherlands I came back, determined to succeed here. It worked and I became a starter.

"The passion for the club is clear, especially in the derby against Lazio, which is a bit more intense than Feyenoord-Ajax.

"And it also applies here, if you play well, you are a hero, if you play badly you get criticised. Although, now that I think about it, maybe people are a bit more critical here than at Feyenoord."


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