Bologna’s Riccardo Calafiori: “I grew a lot after leaving Roma.”

Andy Mattioli

Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori is one of the more promising players in Serie A right now.

The young centreback has earned a call-up with the U21 Italy team and looks to draw a lot of interest from several top teams in the summer.

Calafiori – who departed Roma in 2022 – spoke to ANSA about his development in the years following his departure from the Italian capital.

“I think I grew a lot after leaving Roma,” he said. “I have grown mentally, being in a foreign country in Basel and also this year away from home has made me grow mentally compared to last year.”

“Last year was a year out of the spotlight, now everything has changed, I’m calm and I know that this hard work will bear results in the future.”

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