Former Giallorossi attacker Antonio Cassano – who had been very critical of Roma’s campaign so far this season – went out of his way on Instagram to praise Jose Mourinho’s men for their performance in the loss to Atalanta.
“I have to congratulate Roma for the first time this year, and not Atalanta,” said the retired forward.
“Here’s why: Atalanta won the game and were solid, but they were not the usual team that plays direct football, attacks and is courageous.”
“Roma on the other hand played a great match. It’s one of the few times I’ve seen them really play this season.”
“They deserved to win, forget a draw. It was unfortunate because Abraham had two sensational chances, Zaniolo a couple, too. They had many chances and played with passion.”