Candela Prefers His Roma to this Year’s

Former Roma Scudetto winner Vicent Candela expressed his opinions today on Rudi Garcia’s men.

Parallels between this Roma and your Roma?
“I think my Rome was stronger than this one, on an individual level Batistuta was awesome, Totti was 12 years younger, although he is still the smartest player in the Italian league. Then there were players like Cafu, Aldair, and Tommasi on the bench was important. Our group was united because we were in Capello’s first year, who we already knew. I would not have changed anyone. I would not let anyone from this Roma on my Roma. If you compare each game one by one, even if I do not change anyone, this year there are champions like De Rossi, Pjanic, and Benatia, who is doing great things. ”

“I happen to feel very sorry for Batistuta, he was a bit on his own, a great professional and a force of nature, but he was a bit out of the group.”

“I have not seen much, but I trust what Sabatini is doing, it has been so long since Roma have had a team this strong.”

Source(s): Rete Sport

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