Against Triestina third victory in as many matches for Mourinho’s team. The two Primavera were decisive, good Zaniolo
You expect Zaniolo, who still gave good signals, Dzeko or Mkhitaryan, and instead here is Bove and Zalewski. Roma won the third friendly match of their pre-season by beating, after Montecatini and Ternana, Bucchi’s Triestina (Serie C) at Nereo Rocco for 1-0. Decisive are the two guys shaped by Alberto De Rossi’s Primavera, fresh from renewal: Bove leads the midfield very well and in fact Mourinho leaves him on the field for almost 90 ‘, alternating with him Villar or Diawara, while Zalewski, countering a shot by El Shaarawy rejected by the goalkeeper, in the 49th minute, scores the goal that is worth the return to Rome tonight, with the third victory in three friendlies. Now, Sunday, meeting in Frosinone against Debrecen before the departure, on Monday, for the Portuguese retreat.
Zalewski’s goal came early in the second half after Mourinho, on paper, had deployed the possible starting attack composed of Zaniolo, Pellegrini and Mkhitaryan behind Dzeko in the first half. Edin melted with the passing of the minutes and his was the only really dangerous conclusion of the first fraction while Pellegrini, in the first game after the flexor injury that caused him to miss the European Championship, appeared in fair condition and is been dangerous on punishment. Zaniolo also did well even if the lack of match rhythm was evident. Logical, after almost two years with very few appearances behind him. At times Nicolò appeared nervous, also because the Triestina players did not go lightly, but the growth also passes from the ability not to react to the inevitable fouls that are made to the strongest. In defense, at the beginning, in the 4-2-3-1 Mourinho fielded the central couple formed by Ibanez and Kumbulla (intestinal problems for Mancini) with Reynolds on the right and the adapted Tripi on the left.
He too, like Ciervo who entered with leg and personality in the final, is a son of the Giallorossi Primavera. Mourinho likes the way these guys work and tonight in Trieste he especially liked Bove, who wanted to see almost the entire match on the pitch. The nineteen-year-old boy, director or intermediate, studies Economics at Luiss (like Pessina) and has a contract until 2024. Giuntoli and Napoli liked him, Roma has armored him and he, waiting for Veretout to fix his physical problems and Xhaka arrives in Trigoria, she is showing off in the best way. As well as Zalewski, who entered the second half, when Mourinho revolutionized Roma, fielding practically everyone except the second goalkeeper Boer. The Italian-Polish striker, who also likes Zibì Bonierk so much, has the task of commenting on the match: “I am very happy with the confidence the coach is giving me. It was important to win, as the coach told us in the locker room, and we did. We will try to have a great season, this year we have an extra gear ”.
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