Monchi: “Kluivert? He has an important future. Under made a similar path.”


Monchi to Sky Sport before Roma-Viktoria Plzen:

Did Kolarov set an example by playing in pain?
It’s a message for everyone, he has great influence in the dressing room. It is an important sign for us to find the right team. Sometimes we talk too much about technical and physical aspects, but sometimes it’s about attitude.

Florenzi said the mind is important.
To always be ready at every moment. Sometimes we forget that a professional footballer is a person, a player does not forget how to play, however, the mental portion can change

How did you handle the Kluivert situation?
It was not difficult for two reasons: Under made a similar path and Kluivert is smart and knows what it means to play in Rome. He is the second youngest Dutchman to start in the Champions League. He has an important future, but we must get there slowly.

How did you change course?
We have all changed something, unity is important. We understood that together we can find a way. We’re missing a bit but it’s slowly working itself out.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.