The Belgian wants to stop his negative trend in the Champions League. The midfielder would like to score his first UCL goal.
His abilities are indubitable, his competitive nastiness is top-class. Radja Nainggolan is definitely Roma’s great star, a player chased by all the top-European clubs. Although his efficiency in the Italian Serie A is impressive, the midfielder is not as productive on the International stage.
Nainggolan has played 21 matches with the giallorossi in the UEFA Champions League without scoring a goal. This is a negative trend that the Belgium International wants to stop as soon as possible. The upcoming UCL match against Shakhtar Donetsk would be perfect to change the course of his European performances.
Roma needs an away goal this evening in Kharkiv in order to get an advantage in the double clash against the tough Ukrainian side. Although the giallorossi won the last three Serie A matches (Verona, Benevento, and Udinese), the Champions League is something different. Recently, Shakhtar Donetsk restarted its 2018 campaign and the Lupi could exploit the precarious physical shape of the Ukrainian team. The match will be tough and Nainggolan could try to change the cards on the table scoring his first UCL goal.