but Cristante returns to midfield

ROME Not all disasters that are happening at Roma can be attributed to José Mourinho. This is the Portuguese defense which now appeals to the players’ sense of responsibility. Because some decisions on the pitch, including wrong movements, defensive and offensive lines that lose their bearings, are the result of the free (and wrong) interpretation of individuals. And then starting from the orphaned defense of Ibañez, sold in the summer in the name of Financial Fair Play, Smalling, Llorente and Kumbulla injured, the veterans will have to go beyond their possibilities. The three-man line will remain with Celik (or Karsdorp) in place of the Spaniard on the right, Mancini in the center and Ndicka on the left. The experiment of retreating Cristante in a four-man defense with the former Eintracht he foundered in Genoa, when the team lost balance and stability. Therefore, Bryan will remain in his place together with Paredes and perhaps Pellegrini, slightly more advanced, who will have to make up for Ferraris’ terrible performance.

Starting again also means this, not changing too much, continuing to trust the group that has never betrayed the coach. So no punitive exclusion as happened the first year after the trip to Bodo, José will try to rehabilitate everyone by granting a new opportunity. Then there are the bands, a sore point for the squad. On the left Kristensen is certain of the jersey, on the right it’s a run-off between Spinazzola and Zalewski, the blue is ahead despite it being his third consecutive match in the championship. There is also the alternative El Shaarawy, but at that point the risk is of having a team that is too offensive.

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In attack, which was supposed to be the flagship of the new Roma, some results were seen thanks to Lukaku. But the defensive difficulties canceled out the good things the Belgian had done. Even today he will wait for playable balls, hoping that the attacking midfielders (Dybala and Pellegrini) don’t drop 30 meters and leave him completely alone. Tips that Mourinho analyzed in the technical meeting both Friday and yesterday together with the team, without giving revolutionary indications, but confirming what was said at the beginning of preparation. Joao Costa will also be added to the squad, because the idea of ​​moving to a back four is not excluded. Low exterior class 2005 of Guidi’s Primavera. Born in Brazil, but naturalized Portuguese, he arrived from Corinthians in the summer of 2021 and this year he has already scored a goal in his first season of the championship with Fiorentina. He will wear the number 67 shirt.


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