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Roma defender Kostas Manolas: I'm happy here

AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas says he's happy where he is.

Manolas has been linked with a move away.

“I have my life in Rome and I'm happy there. My life is very simple," he told Il Turista.

“I spend most of my free time at home with my family. I like it. I approach my career like I do life: I can go high and get great results, but I always have to keep my feet on the ground and remember where I started.

“Football, like life, gives you nothing. You have to fight to reach your objectives. My grandfather gave me my first pair of boots when I was little.

“My mother said that my first word was 'objective' while holding a football, not 'mum' or 'dad'.

“Something inside me made me understand right away that I'd become a footballer, although I did very well at school."

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