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Verona’s Marco Baroni urges unity in Roma clash amidst Cyril Ngonge transfer exit

RomaPress Staff

Hellas Verona manager Marco Baroni urged his side to remain united after his side lost leading scorer Cyril Ngonge just hours before their showdown tomorrow evening against Roma.

The Mastini and Napoli are finalising a permanent transfer deal for the 23 year-old worth an estimated €17 million—an offer Baroni acknowledges that the club had no choice but to accept, considering they acquired the attacker at no cost less than a year ago.

“It is clear that it is an important loss. We were aware that he was attracting attention on the market, but we also knew that the Club would do everything to keep him unless conditions were difficult to ignore,” admitted Baroni during his pre-match press conference.

“These conditions have arisen, so we lose a player who has given a lot, but now I have to focus on the guys I can work with. I assure you that there are the conditions to do well, to continue to grow and fight as we are doing and as we want to do until the end.”

He continued, “It’s important we stay even more united when we travel to the Olimpico. We lost potential from a technical and performance point of view, but not from that of team unity, we must maintain this. What I told to the boys is that they have to maintain unity and our compactness.”

“New opportunities will also open up for some players who have always worked since last summer and are doing well. In Rome we will find a not easy environment, both on and off the pitch, due to of the change on the bench, but from a performance point of view we will have to be good at not making mistakes.”

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