Jose Mourinho praises Bryan Cristante

Andy Mattioli

Roma manager Jose Mourinho praised midfielder Bryan Cristante whose availability this season has coincided with Roma’s best form. In his absence, the Giallorossi visibly struggled with the likes of Sassuolo over the weekend.

In his post-match rection after Real Sociedad-Roma, Mourinho praised Cristante’s effort and impact on the team.

“When Cristante doesn’t play, we are in trouble, it’s the truth and we shouldn’t hide it. When there’s the possibility of havinga rested version of Cristante on the pitch, it’s a double contribution: he was suspended, he didn’t play in the last match, he was fresh and only focused on this match, then there’s his tactical intelligence and his knowledge of the movements on the pitch which we cannot replace.”

“He played a great game. This morning we understood that it would not have been possible for Matic to play, Wijnaldum played and my only fear was that he would play two games in a row for ninety minutes having been out for six months, but he played a fantastic game too.”

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