Di Francesco Pushes Schick: “He is Lagging Behind in Some Areas”

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Eusebio Di Francesco is leading Roma to new highs but the Italian coach wants more from his key players. Patrick Schick needs to keep improving.




On Saturday, the Lupi will face Cagliari at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Although this match seems to be easy for the giallorossi, the Italian coach doesn’t want any surprises from it. Roma needs three points to reach the top of the Serie A standings and prepare the big match against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium properly.

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Patrick Schick can be an added value for the club of the Italian capital. Roma paid €42 million for him last summer. There are high expectations for him, a player with a great technique but that, according to Di Francesco, must keep improving.

“Schick still has to improve a lot. Even the tactical side of his game must be better, -said Di Francesco in the press conference ahead of the upcoming Serie A match against Cagliari.

He is a good lad but his way to play at Sampdoria was different. He has huge room for improvement. Patrick has both great physical and technical abilities. However, he needs to keep working hard because he’s lagging behind in some areas.

Edin Dzeko can help him a lot. He can explain things to him when he doesn’t understand. In the last two weeks, Patrik impressed me by his willingness to play in an unusual position. These two players could be playing together up front. However, this is not going to be a ‘partnership’ because we play with three forwards. Schick can do a good job either as a centre forward or out wide.”




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A Roman in New York achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Calciomercato.it | Calcio e Finanza | Reporting on Major League Soccer.

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