Roma youngster Mattia Mannini discusses making senior debut versus Sheriff Tiraspol

Andy Mattioli

Roma Primavera player Mattia Mannini was given the chance to make his senior debut for Mourinho’s team last night versus Sheriff Tiraspol.

The 17-year-old came on a few minutes before the final whistle, just enough to witness first hand the goal scored by Primavera teammate Niccolo Pisilli.

After the 3-0 victory, Mannini spoke to Roma TV about the unforgettable night.

“These are things you’ve dreamed of since you were a child, it was truly a unique emotion. To be able to make this happen at the Olimpico is even more special.”

“Roma is a club that relies a lot on younger players, thanks to Mourinho and his staff. I want this evening to be just the beginning of a long story with this club.”

“I want to thank the coach, the club and all the staff. All the people who have followed me from the beginning, I want to thank my family even though they’re not living close by. They believed in it almost more than me and luckily it happened.”

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