From Gianluca Piacentini
Brazil News:-Zaniolo took a step forward and the coach called him for the trip to Empoli on Monday night (20:45). Start from the bench, but it will be valuable during the race. Ibrahim returned to the center of the attack
Zaniolo and Abraham (La Bresse)
In the Empoli match (Monday 12, 20:45, referee Marinelli), Mourinho restores heavy artillery. Roma have to solve the goal problem – he scored just 6 in 7 games between the championship and the cup – and for that, the Portuguese coach will once again have access not only to Abraham, whose return was widely expected, but also to Zaniolo. . The number 22 will almost certainly start from the bench, but he will be an additional option in the offensive section: we miss Zaniolo, he is the player who can help us to be less consistent, said Special One after the defeat in Bulgaria with Ludogorets. A confession to Nicole that awaits the renewal of the contract and in a few months he went from a normal player to an indispensable player, not only to contribute in the number of goals, but above all because his presence offers tactical alternatives to the coach.
With him on the pitch, in fact, Mou can return to midfield Pellegrini, the only midfielder currently available capable of giving the game quality and a different pace from Matic and Cristitti, who have given enough proof of his lack. Being a couple. Missed the return game against Cremonese on August 22 because of a shoulder problem, Zaniolo has worked hard in recent days and has done his best to speed up recovery times: he will return gradually increasing the minutes between tonight, Thursday , at Olympique, against Helsinki and next Sunday against Atalanta. At Empoli, the weight of the attack will once again fall on Ibrahim’s shoulders, who will try to find his way to the goal in a stadium where he feels particularly comfortable: last year, by the way, the Englishman was the only one with two goals. The Giallorossi won 4-2.
His only goal this season so far is against Juventus, but the team needs his goals and the goals of Dybala, the most brilliant player in the Giallorossi’s attack so far. Belotti should instead be on the bench: his debut as a rookie against Ludogorets last Thursday wasn’t the smartest, aside from a physical condition that needs improving. Mourinho will try to increase his playing time, but so far, with the exception of a home game against Monza, Roma have never won easy matches that would allow for a change on the field. In Bulgaria Shumorodov played well, the equalizing goal of the moment: at least until mid-November, when the tournament for the World Cup will stop, he will also be necessary.
September 11, 2022 (changed on September 11, 2022 | 10:57 PM)