Roma and the 4-4-2: Ranieri wants Kluivert to play the “Mahrez role”


La Gazzetta dello Sport (Pugliese): At Leicester City, Riyad Mahrez on the right was the one who made the difference. While with Monaco in Ligue 2, it was Carrasco. In short, the classic 4-4-2 of Ranieri is always deployed with two attacking-minded wide players — and it will also be the case in Rome. It will start with Justin Kluivert, a player Ranieri appreciates because of his speed and his ability to counter. The young Dutchman is the face of Ranieri 2.0. In Ferrara on Saturday, Roma will be looking for another victory. Ranieri is likely to switch from the 4-2-3-1 used against Empoli and use the 4-4-2 that he used in the final minutes against the Tuscan side.

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