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Mourinho discusses Huijsen’s potential involvement vs Atalanta

Andy Mattioli
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Roma boss Jose Mourinho spoke about Dean Huijsen’s loan signing in his pre-match press conference.

The Special One discussed the young defender’s immediate involvement in tomorrow’s showdown with Atalanta.

“Legally, he’s able to play. He arrived at the hotel last night and trained with the team for an hour today. He had a meeting with me by way of an introduction to the way we play, our philosophy.”

“If you’re asking if he’s ready to play, if he has to play, he’ll play. He has a lot of self-confidence and self-belief. He doesn’t have Serie A experience but he has the confidence you typically see in players with big potential.”

“His first game for Roma will basically be his Serie A debut, because the 10 minutes he played against Milan don’t count for much.”

“The centre-backs we have for tomorrow are [Diego] Llorente, Mancini and Huijsen. Then whatever we can have from Bryan [Cristante], [Zeki] Celik, [Rasmus] Kristensen – they’re all makeshift solutions.”

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MatchDay 38
26 May 20:45
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