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Stoke striker Krkic admits Roma fans' pressure had him concerned

Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic admits he feared for his physical safety while with Roma.

The 28-year-old came through the Barcelona youth system before playing for Roma and AC Milan.

He told BBC Sport: “In Spain and Italy, when you win you are the best and when you lose, you are very bad.

“In Italy, one game you win and score, you cannot go in the street because the people are so enthusiastic, and when you lose they go crazy. After the game they wait for you.

“When I was in Rome, we lost a game and the fans were waiting for us at the training ground. The next game was against Lazio, the game of the year.

“They said 'today you can lose but the next game there is no excuse not to win'. But it wasn't said that nicely.

“Many players don't care about that pressure. There are players who are more sensitive. Here in England, you don't feel this and can enjoy playing. It's different to play here than those places."

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