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(Pre-match) De Sanctis: “With all due respect to Capello, Zaniolo has done everything asked of him”.

John Solano
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Roma director Morgan De Sanctis spoke to Sky Sport before Roma’s Europa League match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. These are his words:

Mancini’s position today is the big news.
I can only say that (Sky Sport pundits) Minotti and Adani are very well prepared – they guessed that this could be an option. We’ll see what happens.

Everyone has to give a bit more when there’s injuries like this. What about Zaniolo? Has he done what you asked?
Zaniolo has always given answers and it’s been a year now since he’s been a protagonist in Roma’s first team. He’s always done what has been asked of him both on and off the pitch. He’s taken a path of growth that allowed us to hand him a contract renewal. With all due respect to Mr. Capello, who has made footballing history including with Roma, what he said yesterday was a bit of a gaffe. Nicolo is giving us a lot. There’s no reason to consider him someone who operates outside of the rules of our profession. He’s a strong boy and great professional but let’s remember: he’s still a teenager.