During Bologna presentation, Riccardo Calafiori praises impact of Jose Mourinho

RomaPress Staff

Former Roma fullback Riccardo Calafiori was unveiled by Bologna this afternoon after he completed his transfer to the club in the final hours of the summer window.

The 21 year-old joined the Rossoblu from Basel for €4 million–a deal which netted €1.6 million for the Giallorossi thanks to a 40% sell-on clause.

Asked to reflect on his stint with Roma, Calafiori was complimentary of manager Jose Mourinho, admitting, “He really makes a huge impact on you in terms of charisma.”

“From charisma to unity and ferociousness on the pitch, these are some of the things he gives to his teams.”

He continued, “As far as idols, I’ve always looked up to Daniele De Rossi. Everyone knows who he is and what he did in his career. Though, I believe I haven’t shown everything I’m capable of in Serie A.”

“However, I feel mentally a lot stronger now after my time with Basel. I’m determined to do well here as my goal this summer was to come back to Italy.”

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