Destro to consider Roma future at season's end

The Italy international has hit four goals so far this season but has yet to establish himself as a regular under coach Rudi Garcia

Mattia Destro has revealed that he will consider his Roma future at the end of the season because of a perceived lack of game time.

The Italy international has netted in his last four outings at the Stadio Olimpico, including the opener in Wednesday night’s 2-0 win over Serie A rivals Cesena.

However, Destro has yet to nail down a regular berth in Rudi Garcia’s starting line-up, with the Frenchman revealing after the Giallorossi’s latest victory: “Mattia must improve his character. I have asked him to have more.”

Destro, though, revealed that while he has no problem with the coach’s judgments, he has his own ideas on whether he is good enough to lead the Roma attack on a consistent basis.

“It’s right that the coach makes his decisions,” the 23-year-old forward told Gazzetta dello Sport. “At the end of the season, I’ll make mine.”

Destro, who has been capped seven times by his country, also offered a sharp riposte to those who have questioned his attitude in the press.

“The critics? Some people can speak with their voices,” the attacker mused. “I’ll speak with goals.”

Destro joined Roma from Siena in 2012 for a reported grand total of €16 million but was linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer transfer window.