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De Rossi discusses managing players in season finale: “We should not get any more injuries.”

Andy Mattioli
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Roma manager Daniele De Rossi weighed in on the situation of managing injury-prone players in the final stretch of the season.

As the Giallorossi face a grueling schedule for the final weeks of their season, De Rossi and his staff will be called upon to manage players such as Paulo Dybala who will require consideration and special attention given their physical fragility.

In today’s press conference, De Rossi noted, “In the first two months here, that were as important as the next ones, I didn’t manage them particularly, apart from those returning from injuries. In this first phase, therefore, management may consist of paying special attention to those who have just recently suffered a longer or a shorter-term injury.”

“I exploited Dybala himself enough, he played 90 and 110 minutes in a few days. Obviously, the way we manage the players occurs before the match: we have to train him so that he can push during the match without feeling pain. Same thing for Spinazzola.”

“In the first phase of this reconditioning, we will try to avoid playing 90, 90, and 90 minutes because it could be a problem. But we will evaluate it from time to time. They are big guys, they know how to talk and be aware of their bodies, I think it’s also an advantage for them to find a staff open to discussion.”

“We should not get any more injuries. But we have a large squad and we have confidence”.

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MatchDay 38
26 May 20:45
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