The Italian coach has a very deep roster at his disposal. Many top quality players were sitting close to him in Turin.
In the 2017-18 campaign, football pundits were pointing out that the Roma roster was not deep enough to give Di Francesco the possibility to replace his starters properly.
The Roma sporting director worked hard in the past transfer window to strengthen the roster. We can now say that he did a good job.
In the first Serie A match at the Stadio Grande Torino, the Italian coach had been forced to sit several top players on the bench. Although his starting 11 was very competitive, many talented players had to wait for their moment patiently.
By taking into consideration the acquisitions made on the transfer market in the past two seasons, Roma have improved. Monchi retouched the roster as soon as he landed in Italy and totally reshaped it from June to mid-August 2018.
Eusebio Di Francesco can be satisfied with the choices made this summer and he is likely happy to have a wider variety of players at his disposal to change the direction of a match when needed.
11 players that have been purchased in the past two years were sitting on the bench close to the Italian coach during the away Serie A clash against Torino. Their acquisition price is a whopping €110 million.
Fuzato, Mirante, Karsdorp, Marcano, Santon, Coric, Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Zaniolo, Kluivert, and Schick represent top choices for EDF.
Roma is a talented, young, and very competitive side. Monchi has enriched the team’s potential. Now Di Francesco must manage his stars properly.