Di Francesco: “I will make my assessments during these friendlies.”

John Solano

Eusebio Di Francesco spoke today while the Giallorossi trainer in San Diego ahead of their friendly against Tottenham. Here are his words:

A judgment on Olsen? Are you sorry for Malcom?
For Malcom, there are many players around. Surely it did not go as the director wanted, but we will move forward and we already have a competitive team. On the goalkeepers, we have new ones and with the support of Savorani, they will have to adapt to my guidelines and for my type of play.

Marcano? The conditions of Karsdorp? And Pastore is integrating well?
We have been together for 15 days, so it takes time to understand. I’m happy with how Pastore is working, his technique is not in question, but the data tell us that he is growing from a physical point of view. Karsdorp will not be available against Tottenham, Marcano is the one that has been better from a physical and mental point of view.

What is missing for Roma to be competitive?
I think we currently have a different roster than last year and I think we have a competitive roster. We are always vigilant on the transfer market but I do not want to talk about Malcom, there has been too much talk, we know what we have to do. In these upcoming matches, I’ll make my assessments.

Have you modified something from a training point of view?
It can not be the same as last year because many players arrived earlier than last year, this allowed us start with a good base. I am convinced that we will start the league while still growing, we can’t expect to be in an optimal point of view tomorrow, but 60 minutes.

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