Ahead of Milan, Roma’s Zeki Celik aware of potential Rafael Leao threat

ROME, ITALY - JANUARY 04: Zeki Celik of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Bologna FC at Stadio Olimpico on January 4, 2023 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Roma have their first big test of 2023 this evening when they face Milan at the San Siro.

Both sides will be confident ahead of kick-off since they enter the clash on the heels of midweek league victories.

When asked about the threat posed by former teammate Rafael Leao, Roma right back Zeki Celik insisted he feels ready to face the Portuguese star.

“I’ve played with Leao, we were teammates. I know him well, I’m aware of how strong he is,” the Turkish international told DAZN before kick-off.

“However, I’m very concentrated and feel good. I’m ready for tonight.”

Once again, manager Jose Mourinho selected Celik to start at right back against the Rossoneri following his row with Rick Karsdorp.

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