ROME – The ductile quality of Pilgrims, which by now would also be ready to play on goal. The virtuosity and sobriety of Dybala, which is surprising him in every workout. The new verve of Zaniolo, which in fact is showing that it wants Rome. And then Abraham well, for him it’s like a grandchild: even if he doesn’t score, he’s irreplaceable. José Mourinho you can enjoy the wonderful four after the great evening of the Olimpico, with over 65,000 spectators in jubilation for the beginning of a fascinating story and many good technical-tactical indications. But if on Pilgrims And Abraham the coach had zero doubts, supported by the example of the first season of coexistence, by Dybala And Zaniolo he is receiving encouraging answers: from the first because, while recognizing his opponent’s talent and sensing his technical perspectives, he is now learning to know him in his daily work; from the second because he, vice versa, he found it much better than he had left it, despite the many rumors on the market.
Mourinho and Dybala, curiosity
Mourinho understood that Dybala, which he has already affectionately renamed “Paolino”, will immediately be the Great Turn of the team. Anyone could see the heel dribble in the box, the sprint pass that made the first goal at the Shakhtarthe perfect pitch to send Zaniolo in the door. But the coach observed deeper details and in some ways more functional to the construction of the team. Dybalaphysically, he has already reached a decent level of reliability, so much so that after the 60 minutes in Haifa against the Tottenham he played 80 on Sunday evening. And his cleanliness in his plays, accompanied by his coldness in facing opposing pressures, is an invaluable resource for transmitting courage to his teammates. Dybala he is the player you entrust the ball to when you are afraid of losing it, knowing that in most cases he will guard it with care. The fans are already crazy for him: at the stadium we saw dozens of people wearing his number 21 jersey. And his teammates are getting used to understanding his technical language.
Zaniolo, the prodigy of Rome
One of the first was Nicolò Zaniolo. That after the centrifugal temptations of early summer caused by the stall on the renewal of the contract, he got involved in the new ambitions. Part of the credit is always of Mourinho who spoke to him, reassured him, explained to him that he still considers him very important for the Rome. But the rest comes from the player’s newfound lightness. He is light in the physical sense, because after fortifying his muscle mass he lost 4 kilos gaining agility, and above all in a psychological sense. Overcoming the fear of new knee injuries, Zaniolo has begun to wipe out the advancing defenders again. The Shakhtar it was not a very convincing test from a technical point of view but it served him to reinforce self-esteem. And the exultation addressed to the Curva Sud, which had pampered him throughout the game, seemed like a virtual pact: if you love me so much, I’ll stay here. Suspended between a company that would be willing to sell it and two others that don’t have the money to buy it, Zaniolo it is adapting to the here and now principle. If it will continue to play like that, even in abundance it Mourinho wanted in cooking the attack of the Rome, will be another great purchase for the new season. Starting from Tirana’s goal, which also on Sunday Zaniolo he wanted to remember when entering the field to the notes of the fans’ choir: Roma yes and Feye no. Let the show begin.