Dutch defender Dean Huijsen was able to get on the scoresheet for the first time in his senior career.
The young centreback – who joined Roma on loan from Juventus until the end of the season in January – came on in the second half during tonight’s win over Cagliari at Stadio Olimpico and scored a wonderful headed effort a few minutes later.
In his post-match reaction, Huijsen declared himself ‘happy’ with how the night went and how he’s settling in with De Rossi as Roma’s new head coach.
“I’m very proud and happy to be here,” Huijsen told DAZN at full-time. “Personally, this is a positive spell for me. The team welcomed me right from the start and I feel good here.”
“The stadium and the atmosphere here is very beautiful. Playing in front of sixty thousand spectators is always nice,” he added.
“Mourinho? Everything happened in a month… At the beginning it was difficult when Mourinho left because he was the one who wanted me. But right from the start I felt good with De Rossi. He’s constantly supporting and advising me.”