Interview ahead of tonights game against MLS All-Stars
After Marco Di Vaio’s admission that he attempted to lure Francesco Totti to MLS, other Roma players have faced questioning as to whether they would consider a move.
Totti’s AS Roma teammates Nicolas Burdisso and Federico Balzaretti refused to write off a move to the USA at some point in their careers during an interview after their final open training session before Wednesday’s match.
Argentine defender Burdisso, who spent five years at Boca Juniors and Inter Milan before a move to the Italian capital, said a move across the Atlantic was not off the cards.
“I never close the door, obviously,” Burdisso said.
“My challenge is in Italy now, but it’s a league that’s growing so much and in the future it’s going to be one of the most competitive leagues.”
Italian International Balzaretti agreed that playing overseas would be a agreeable career decision.
“The experience overseas is something stimulating and very, very nice and naturally in my future it’s something that even I would like to do,” he said. “It enriches you on a personal level and you can speak a language perfectly that can be used in the future.”
The All-Star game is Roma’s first of their North America tour, they will also face Canadian MLS club Toronto FC and English Premier League side Chelsea.