Roma, Di Francesco provides injury update on Pastore, Florenzi and Manolas

07 December at 16:30
Roma will play against Cagliari in Serie A this weekend, in a game they are widely anticipated to come away with the three points from. Speaking at his typical press conference ahead of the match, Roma head coach Eusebio Di Francesco covered a lot of talking points, including how certain players were getting on in their recovery from injury.
“The midfielders? They are growing so much in the two phases but they must also improve in the protection of the defensive line.
“Perotti and Pastore? They have minute injuries, more Pastor than Perotti. Neither one will start from the beginning.
“The only thing is to get in with an extra defender. I would like to try with Riccardi but he returned yesterday from the National team. We keep it in mind, but we must have balance. Zaniolo has become the phenomenon of the year. I have few solutions, I'm looking at everything that can help us. The best thing is a beautiful prayer done well.
“Marcano? He trained very well, he could be tomorrow. On the basis of how Manolas will be, I will evaluate who to play.
“Florenzi is back. Fazio is totally recovered. Before the conference I moved on to Divino Amore ... Manolas had a minor issue and today his chance is 50%. Let's see between today and tomorrow, he took a bad blow and almost does not walk. We hope to recover quickly. We need players, we are just a few.”
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