Ex-Roma goalkeeper coach Guido Nanni praises Rui Patricio: “He had an important season.”

AS Roma goalkeeper coach Guido Nanni (R) and Gianluca Curci (L) take a break during a team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ahead of the International Champions Cup football tournament in Melbourne on July 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL CROCK -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP via Getty Images)

Former longtime Roma goalkeeper coach, Guido Nanni, weighed in Rui Patricio’s first season in the Italian capital.

The shot-stopper was acquired from Wolves last summer to shore up the Giallorossi’s struggles in goal. In his first season, the Portuguese international impressed, reaching 15 clean sheets in Serie A and registering several incredible performances.

“It’s tough to give a lot of detail on a goalkeeper that I don’t coach simply due to all nuances involved. However, right after they acquired him I stated he was a good goalkeeper,” he told Radio Radio.

“Though, I also thought he needed to work more on when he comes off his line, which we saw a few times during the year. But he’s an incredibly efficient goalkeeper, his important performances balanced out his mistakes.”

Nanni was also asked to compare the veteran to a pair of ex-Roma shot-stoppers, Wojciech Szczesny and Alisson.

“For me, Patricio isn’t a goalkeeper that Szczesny and Alisson are capable of being. Those two are complete goalkeepers. However, he still had a worthy campaign and an important season for Roma.”

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