Vincent Candela expects more from Zaniolo, praises Mourinho

Former Roma fullback Vincent Candela scalded Nicolo Zaniolo and at the same time praised Jose Mourinho in a recent appearance at the offices of Lega Serie A.

“I expect more from Roma, but especially Zaniolo,” said the Frenchman. “I expect more goals and assists from him.”

“He was injured for two years and it’s not easy to get back to ideal shape. But, if Zaniolo, together with Abraham, Dybala and Pellegrini, start to play well together, this Roma team can do something special.”

“Mourinho? He’s one of the most successful managers in the history of football. There’s a lot of his personality in this team. Last year he helped the club make an extra leap by winning the Conference League. The season is still long, so let’s see what happens both in the league and in Coppa Italia.”

“Mourinho always has his players give 200% for him. Scudetto? This team is not built for it. Napoli and Inter have more talented rosters. The team is fighting in line with the club’s objective, which is Champions League qualification.”

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