NZonzi, The ‘Octopus’ Conquers Russia

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Curva Sud | AS Roma

The Frenchman managed the midfield with the tactical wisdom of a world champion. Steven NZonzi is now leading the operations at Roma.




He passed through a period of adaptation necessary to understand his new world. His arrival from Spain in the final phase of the summer transfer window catapulted him into a difficult and extremely ambitious environment. Rome can eat you but also make you feel like a king.

Steven NZonzi is now leading the Roma midfield like an expert helmsman accustomed to stormy seas. His performance against CSKA Moscow summarizes all his mental and physical qualities. The world champion seems like an ‘octopus’ with many tentacles. His long legs and physicality worry the opponents.

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Today, NZonzi worked hard in the interception phase and setting the pace of the game to encourage the physical and tactical recovery of his teammates under pressure. This is the real NZonzi that Monchi brought to the eternal city to give quality and experience to the club of Trigoria.

Steven NZonzi | Stats | CSKA Moscow-Roma

  • Minutes played: 90′;
  • Accurate passes: 47 (90%);
  • Duels (won): 14 (9);
  • Tackles (won): 6 (4);
  • Rating: 7.3.

(Stats by SofaScore)



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About Stefano Bernardini 3057 Articles
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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