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Daniele De Rossi discusses Bryan Cristante’s leadership

Andy Mattioli
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Daniele De Rossi paid special tribute to Bryan Cristante who is expected to lead Roma’s midfield in tomorrow’s match with Salernitana.

Cristante was recently ruled out from De Rossi’s first game as a coach with Verona due to suspension.

On Monday, Cristante will be back in the Giallorossi’s line-up.

“He is a pillar of our team, of the locker room and also of the national team,” De Rossi told reporters in this morning’s press conference. “I praised him in 2019, when I decided my retirement, because he is a serious professional, he is a strong player and I continue to be fascinated by Bryan.”

“The characteristics of the team change with him on the pitch, some passing patterns change, perhaps Paredes has more quality and Cristante more dynamism, and so the whole team changes when you change players.”

“Even up front, it’s one thing if Lukaku or Dybala or Belotti plays, but our idea of ​​the game doesn’t change because we have players with personality and dynamism.”

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