Di Francesco: “Cengiz Under is a Neapolitan Turk”

Cengiz Under - AS Roma

The Italian coach attended the TV show ‘Tiki Taka’ and he highlighted Under’s talent.

Roma has discovered a great talent. Allegedly, Cengiz Under could be Monchi’s greatest pick. The future of the Turk is bright and his talent crystalline.

The Spaniard carefully followed the player since his first appearances in the Turkish second division. When he jumped in the local top tier he made the difference. His first season at Roma is a tribute to his technique and speed. Cengiz Under has already demonstrated that Roma finalized a great deal.




Di Francesco knows that the Turk is a jewel. Although his performances have been discontinuous, he was able to add value to the Roma roster.

“He experienced difficulties due to the language but we have noted that he is a very smart and reactive guy. I like to say that he is more Neapolitan than Turk because he quickly understands what you want from him but he tells you ‘yes’ even when he didn’t understand anything,” said Di Francesco. “His qualities are indisputable. He perfectly covers his shot not letting anyone understand the direction of it. He can only get better and better.”

In the 2017-18 campaign, the 20-year-old from Balikesir made 32 appearances scoring 8 goals and 2 assists. Monchi pursued him on July 16, 2017, paying a € 13.4 million fee to the Turkish side Basaksehir. According to ‘CIES football observatory’, the value of the Roma winger has increased 74% to € 35.5 million.

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