He will give us a huge boost
ROMA DI FRANCESCO FLORENZI / Finally, Eusebio Di Francesco had the possibility to start Alessandro Florenzi since the beginning of the match. The performance of the Italian winger was phenomenal in the Serie A match between Roma and Verona.
Di Francesco was interviewed by 'Roma TV' right at the end of the game. The Italian coach praised his team for the convincing performance but he highlighted Florenzi's unbelievable impact on this match.
“Florenzi can be a great addition for us. He is able to play in various roles. I’m convinced he will boost our overall quality."
Di Francesco was ready to start him in the Serie A match against Sampdoria but due to inclement weather condition, the Italian football federation decided to postpone that game. The Roman guy patiently waited for his moment. He trained hard after having suffered a double knee surgery that kept him out of the field for 11 months. Florenzi looked sharp in the home match against Verona. He consistently ran up and down on the right flank and provided a great assist to Edin Dzeko who double the lead during the first-half.
Di Francesco explained that he didn't want to use him for the big Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid because "It would have been risky for him given who we were playing against. Alessandro is getting better and better, he is improving also because he has a great mental strength. He’s got that confidence back.”