Former Roma midfielder praises De Sanctis

Former Roma midfielder Carmine Gautieri was asked about his former team today:

Roma is close to renewing De Sanctis…
“I think that it’s a good choice, he is proving to be a great goalkeeper of great reliability, in terms of both technical-tactical and personality.”

What has been added this year to Roma’s incredible defense?
“Roma are having an extraordinary season and credit should be given to Garcia, who has changed the mentality of the team and the club and has brought young players with enormous potential who have grown a lot this season and have become protagonists. De Sanctis has brought experience and safety due to his long tenure at high levels. This is a very important thing.”

The World Cup: would it be better to bring De Sanctis or a young player?
“De Sanctis as a substitute could be very valuable, the World Cup is a competition which is played in 20 to 30 days, experience and reliability play a very important role in young players and can help them work in the future. In Italy, after Buffon, there’s no doubt it’s De Sanctis.”

Source(s): Tuttomercatoweb

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