Roma striker hoping to return for derby
The 22-year-old Italian international hardly featured for the Giallorossi last season after having surgery in January on a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee.
However, speaking at a Nike event in PalaTiziano on Saturday night which was also attended by NBA star Kevin Durant, Destro explained that he is keen to return and exact revenge for the Lupi’s Coppa Italia final loss to arch-rivals Lazio in May.
“I’ll be back soon, I’ve been getting better in recent days and I can’t wait to return and give my contribution to the team,” Destro said.
“I want to make my return on September 22, we know we have to do well for ourselves and our fans in order to get revenge for May 26.”
Destro is now in his second year in the Eternal City, and despite his injury problems, he managed 11 goals in 26 appearances last season.