Gianluca Mancini describes De Rossi’s impact ahead of Cagliari kick-off

Andy Mattioli

Roma take the stage tonight for another must-win game against Cagliari at Stadio Olimpico.

Minutes before kick-off, defender Gianluca Mancini spoke to DAZN about Daniele De Rossi’s impact since his arrival a few weeks ago.

“Many of us already knew him. He was appreciated as a teammate who knows the environment and the locker room, and the first thing he did was to reassure us. We are working to assimilate his instructions as best as possible,” said Mancini.

“The difference between a 3- and 4-man backline? When you play with three at the back you can be a bit more aggressive and play more individually. With four at the back you really must work in unison and be more coordinated in reading the situation.”

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