Former Atalanta player – currently at Leicester – Timothy Castagne spoke ahead of the first leg of the Conference League semifinal, and discussed with La Gazzetta dello Sport the various challenges awaiting the Foxes as they face Mourinho’s Roma.
“It’s definitely a fascinating and very tough challenge,” he said.
“For us it represents the chance to win the final and thus win the club’s first European trophy, but it is really impossible for me to make a prediction.”
On Mourinho, Castagne admitted, “We’re talking about a great coach, who worked in prestigious clubs and coached important champions.”
“Mourinho is also unpredictable. You always have to expect the surprise trick from him.”
Finally, he specifically mentioned Zaniolo. “Zaniolo is very strong. I like his way of playing, vertically, always looking to score.”
“He has physical strength and speed. He reminds me of Federico Chiesa.”
“The mistake not to be made is to underestimate Roma. Some might think that the undeniable difference between Premier League and Serie A may favour Leicester, but this is not the case,” he concluded.