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Roma’s Cengiz Under: ‘I like to prove people wrong. I’ve been doing it since I was 10’

The 20-year-old, in Roma’s squad to face Atlético Madrid, opens up on meeting Francesco Totti, overcoming language difficulties and how he hopes to be an ambassador for Turkish footballers abroad

“I had no idea what he was saying but it did not matter.”

Cengiz Under had arrived for this first training session with Roma, without a translator, and there, waiting for him, was none other that Francesco Totti. “I still can’t quite believe it,” the 20-year-old Turkish international says, looking back at that day in August when the rest of the Roma first-team squad were in the United States on the club’s summer tour.

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The Guardian

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