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Volpato delighted after first start in Roma’s win over HJK Helsinki

John Solano

Roma youngster Cristian Volpato expressed his delight after making his first senior start for the club in their 2-1 win over HJK Helsinki in the Europa League.

The 18 year-old started in attack alongside Tammy Abraham and Stephan El Shaarawy, playing a total of 77 minutes against the Finnish side.

“I’m really, really happy,” he told Roma TV. “I knew sooner or later Mourinho would give me a chance to play from the start.”

“I just had to show a bit of patience and finally my time came. We played well and need to stay on this path.”

He added, “The manager told me to play like I know how, always quick. The team did well but I know we’re capable of doing more in front of goal.”

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