Italy boss Luciano Spalletti considers Bryan Cristante “untouchable”

Andy Mattioli

Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante continues to be involved in Italy’s training camp despite minor physical issues affecting him.

The Giallorossi vice-captain is said to be suffering from fatigue and lower back pain after a grueling start to the season which saw him feature in every single game for Mourinho’s side; Cristante has played 1080 out of 1080 minutes in Serie A thus far.

Now, Corriere della Sera reports that Italy boss Luciano Spalletti has made it a point to keep Cristante despite his uncertain condition.

The ex-Roma coach considers Cristante an “untouchable” addition to the squad and an invaluable resource for the Azzurri’s upcoming games with North Macedonia and Ukraine.