STILL IN THE CENTER – Edin Dzeko with a brace and Nicolò Zaniolo with a very fine goal are undoubtedly the two happiest notes at the end of today’s match but also the great hopes of Mourinho, who is confident that he will build a season full of satisfactions on their desire for redemption. The center forward, fresh from a complicated season in terms of construction and was even questioned in the eyes of his teammates during the Fonseca management, also ended up in the market news this summer as a possible starter. However, Mourinho is strongly determined to start from certainties and believes that Dzeko can still be a fundamental point of his Rome, regardless of the rumors about Belotti or about the Genoan Shomurodov, which would eventually be solutions to integrate the offensive department. “I’m tired of hearing about Dzeko going there or going there: I only think of Rome and nothing else“, clarified the Sarajevo striker at the end of the match.
FOUND – It will be a year with many meanings that awaits Nicolò Zaniolo, victim of two serious knee injuries that stopped his overbearing growth and made him miss the opportunity to perform on the stage of the European Championship with Mancini’s Italy champion. Getting back big or, if you prefer, becoming even bigger with the Roma shirt is the best possible business card to show up in about a year with the legitimate ambition to take the stage also at the World Cup. A goal that inevitably passes from returning to very high levels in the field and overcoming any hesitation linked to the double accident. And from one found serenity even off the pitch, after the many – too many – controversies related to gossip and his private life, corroborated by the splendid news of the birth of Thomas, his firstborn. There is no need to discuss his future, because he will be one of the symbols of the new project launched by the Friedkin family and fully married by José Mourinho.