Roma coach Mourinho hails Zaniolo attitude; rejects Pellegrini doubts

Roma coach Jose Mourinho is delighted with the attitude of Nicolo Zaniolo this season.

Mourinho says the attacker will face HJK Helsinski tomorrow in their Europa League clash.

He said, “Tomorrow he plays. He was an injured man who wanted to come back immediately, as soon as possible.

“He worked to be available and wanted to take risks. I don’t know if he will have ninety minutes, but I’m sure he will be at a high level. The head is the thing most important and he was playing very well before his injury.”

Mourinho also rejected doubts about the form of captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.

He stated: “Last year I talked about three Pellegrini’s, that all three would have all been starters.

“He is a great player in every role he holds and has great room for improvement. It is a pity that there is only one, I would like three Lorenzo’s. We try to give him a role where he feels at ease anyway. Lorenzo is the first to know that as a captain, the most important thing is to be available to the team.”