Spurs star admits Italian ambition after Roma interest

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro admits he would like to experience football life in Italy in the future.

The Brazilian midfielder enjoyed a breakthrough spell with Spurs last season, impressing in the final five months of the season both domestically and in the Champions League.

However, injury has meant the player has missed the start of the current campaign, and Tottenham have suffered as a consequence, losing their opening two matches of the Barclays Premier League season.

Before moving to White Hart Lane in 2010 though, Roma were one of a number of clubs interested in the then Internacional player, and the Italian link is one which flatters the player.

“Roma were not the only side interested in me, there were others too,” the 22-year-old told Radio Mana Sport 24.

“The problem was that no offer arrived. Nevertheless, I’m happy that a big club like Roma were keen, especially as they play in an important championship.

“I’d certainly like to play in Italy at some point in the future. It would be another forward step in my career.”

Turning his immediate focus back to Spurs though, and the defensive midfielder is convinced Harry Redknapp's side can have another successful campaign this term.


After falling out of the top four in the Barclays Premier League, the pressure is on for Tottenham Hotspur to return, and Sandro is confident they have a chance.

“I’m convinced that we’ll have a good season at Tottenham. It’s a great club, with great players," he continued.

“I believe that we can finish in the top three or four this term.”

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