The Brazilian defender moved to Roma at the beginning of 2020. After a period of adaptation, Ibanez is now a valuable defensive option for Fonseca.
He was a mysterious player for a while. When the former sporting director of the Giallorossi Gianluca Petrachi decided to finalize his acquisition with Atalanta, many fans were wondering why.
After a long break due to the pandemic that has been challenging the world, the fans of the Lupi had the chance to admire the quality of their new Brazilian defender.
Roger Ibanez is a valuable and skilled defender, a new certainty for the future of Roma. Paulo Fonseca has been playing him consistently and the player repaid the trust of the Portuguese coach with remarkable performance.
He’s got speed, acceleration, and good positioning on the pitch. Although he has room for improvement, the 21-year-old from Cenela (Brazil) has the right physicality and mindset to lead the backline of the Giallorossi.
With Fonseca really pleased with his new tactical scheme, Ibanez really is a great player for a 3-man defensive system.
ROGER IBANEZ | BRESCIA v ROMA 0-3 (Stats)
- Minutes played: 90′;
- Clearances: 5;
- Interceptions: 2;
- Ground duels: 10;
- Aerial duels: 1;
- Accurate passes: 37 (92%).
(Stats by SofaScore)