Smalling joined Rome as he wished at the last moment of the transfer window. In an interview with Rome's official website, he said that he had waited a long time for this moment.
"I can finally feel at ease. Everyone knows that I want to return to Rome. I finally completed the transfer at the last minute. It was really relieved. Now I can enjoy the time after returning. I will return to the team tomorrow.
"It's really special. I'm very excited. I saw a large group of fans right after I got off the plane and I can feel their enthusiasm. This feeling is very special.
"Yes! Everyone thinks I am a calm and calm person, but sometimes I get upset. Obviously, all I can do this time is to wait. But everyone in the club is working hard to make this transfer, and I want to thank the people here. Everyone."
"First of all I hope to play here for a few more years, and then help the team win a trophy. Roma is a great club, but he hasn't won it for many years, so we need a trophy."
"This is also one of the team's goals this season. We need to give the fans some feedback to repay their support."
"I am very happy to be here again. I have put in a lot of effort for this, and finally I was able to reunite with you. I will give all of myself. I can't wait to play again."