Gonzalo Villar jokes new Roma teammate Pedro Rodriguez ‘must be 22 years old rather than 33, as he never stops running.’
The Europa League opener with Young Boys kicks off on Thursday at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT).
“Serie A is a different type of football to the one I am accustomed to, but I feel that I’ve adapted more this season and am training well,” said the midfielder in his press conference.
The Giallorossi beat Benevento 5-2 at the weekend with former Chelsea veteran Pedro particularly impressive.
“It was so exciting to see Pedro joining Roma, especially for me because I’m Spanish, and he has already scored two goals. It’s not just the goals, as he never stops running and I swear he must really be 22 years old rather than 33!
“Pedro sets an example for us younger players to follow and his advice is so valuable.”