Zalewski to continue to start for Roma after international break

Andy Mattioli

Nicola Zalewski’s impressive performance in his first ever derby as a first team player made the headlines following Mourinho’s protective post-match comments about the media’s tendency to overly criticize younger players like the Polish international.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Zalewski has Mourinho’s full confidence and is expected to continue to start on the left flank for Roma even after the international break.

The 19-year-old who spent his Primavera days being an attacking force, is now learning to cover several positions on the left flank.

Recently, the former youth player recorded the highest number of interceptions, providing Roma with precious outbursts of energy that helped the team contain Lazio in the Derby della Capitale and build quick counters when the occasion presented itself.

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