Opinion

Baldanzi Shouldn’t Be In Spalletti’s Thoughts Right Now

RomaPress Staff
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With only a couple of months left in AS Roma’s 2023/24 Serie A campaign, things are looking promising and optimistic following the appointment of club legend Daniele De Rossi, but as we edge closer to the summer, it also means that the eyes of many Italian football fans will start turning to this summer’s upcoming 2024 European Championship tournament.

Sassuolo’s talisman, Domenico Berardi, is currently out injured and needs surgery to repair an Achilles tendon issue that he sustained in the 58th minute of their defeat to Hellas Verona last weekend, and he was a shoe in for the squad, but has now obviously been ruled out of the competition, and some have suggested that Roma midfielder Tommaso Baldanzi could be a likely replacement and a 1xBet Promo Code in India would probably reflect the current rumours.

The issue for manager Luciano Spalletti, when it comes to the 20 year old talent though, is the simple fact that whilst he had a very strong start of the season for former club Empoli, following his arrival at the Stadio Olimpico at the very end of the January transfer window, De Rossi has only given him one start in the league so far, with his other four appearances coming as a substitute.

If this lack of game time continues until the end of the year, and despite being new at the club, he does not make some kind of bigger impact on first team affairs, despite his obvious talent and potential, he would become a very risky pick for Spalletti and purely from a true match fitness point of view, other options more naturally present themselves.

With Roma’s current form and the improvement we have shown under our former midfielder, it would take a brave man to predict that Baldanzi will suddenly explode onto the scene in the remaining months of the campaign, as it feels far more likely that he will more slowly grow his 146 minutes of action so far, in readiness for him to be far more settled and comfortable at the club for the coming 2024/25 battles that lie ahead.

This is even more likely to be the potential outcome, and fit with De Rossi’s thoughts on bringing him in during the window, when you then consider his age and the other competition we have available for his position – particularly as again, if our improvements maintains consistency we could potentially be looking at the Champions League spots.

If Baldanzi was signed with an eye to the future, De Rossi would not jeopardise our own chances by rushing him into the squad for his own international chances, when he was not ready to do a job for us yet.

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