Nicola Zalewski wins Golden Boy Web award, thanks Mourinho

Andy Mattioli

Roma fullback Nicola Zalewski was awarded with the Golden Boy Web 2022 award as the brightest U21 talent with most fan votes. The Polish international collect 1.2 million votes in a list of nominees that included Barcelona’s Gavi, Real Madrid’s Camavinga and Bayern Munich’s Musiala, among others.

Zalewski spoke about the special occasion in an interview with Sky Sport: “It’s a unique emotion to be here, this is an unforgettable day for me.”

“The second half of last season proved to be special, I worked hard to get here and this year I have to confirm myself.”

“Mourinho is like a second father to me,” Zalewski – whose father passed away a year ago – said of his Roma manager.

“As a team we have to improve. Yesterday the game was decided by an episode and now we must think about the next one.”