Cristante to slot in as a defender in Sunday’s match vs Genoa

Andy Mattioli

Bryan Cristante continues to be Roma’s swiss-army knife, with Jose Mourinho ready to insert into defense in Sunday’s fixture against Genoa.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Marash Kumbulla is unlikely to start in the defense.

The Albanian international recently recovered from a thigh injury he sustained with his national team and resumed group training only two days ago.

Thus, The Special One is ready to implement plan B which includes Cristante slotting in as a defender alongside Mancini and Ibanez with either Diawara or Villar taking over his duties in the midfield.

In the meantime, El Shaarawy is expected to replace the injured Matías Viña on the left flank.

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