Borini: I want to stay at Roma

The forward was one of the Giallorossi's better performers during a disappointing 2011-12 campaign, and he would like to remain at the Stadio Olimpico next season
Fabio Borini has expressed his desire to stay at Roma, claiming he retains every faith in the club's project.

The Giallorossi's season finished on a low note, with Luis Enrique standing down as coach after failing to lead the Stadio Olimpico outfit into Europe.

However, Borini insists that he has not been left disheartened by the disappointing end to Roma's campaign and sees his long-term future in the Italian capital.

"I want to stay at Roma," the striker told reporters on Monday. "I believe in the project and I don't judge this season as all bad, even if it did not finish as my team-mates and I would had hoped."

Borini's current focus, though, is on securing a place in Italy's squad for Euro 2012, having been named in Cesare Prandelli's provisional panel for Poland and Ukraine.

It has been suggested that the former Chelsea forward is essentially competing for one place with fellow young gun Mattia Destro, but Borini insists that the pair do not see it that way.

"Mattia is a great friend, so there is no rivalry," the 21-year-old explained. "And there is a beautiful climate in the camp; it's a good group."

Borini, who made his Azzurri debut against the United States in February, arrived at the Ennio Tardini last summer but was immediately loaned to Roma, who then acquired a 50 per cent stake in the player in January.