The performances of the Dutch winger are improving. Di Francesco points out that Kluivert’s concreteness can make the difference.
After a couple of months of hard tactical and athletic work, now Justin Kluivert shows his skills. The Dutch international came to Rome with the reputation of being a prodigious boy, but he is suffering the tactics and resoluteness of Italian football. There is no possibility to joke on the field, the Dutch must learn how to maximize his efforts and minimize the technical extravagances.
In today’s press conference, Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco praised the attitude and dedication of his little jewel. Justin Kluivert is slowly convincing the Italian coach that his agility, sprint, and creativity can bring immense benefits to Roma.
“Beyond the number of matches he plays, he is improving. This is the most important thing albeit sometimes his performances are less convincing,” said Eusebio Di Francesco to the press at Trigoria.
“He makes less unnecessary dribbling and tries to be more concrete. When he faces the opponent, he must hurt him. That’s what I want from him. He has the ability to dribble and attack the depth. If he alternates with continuity these movements, he can become a really important player. He must always try to improve.”
Justin Kluivert played a consistent Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. The Italian coach has appreciated Kluivert’s efforts on the European stage.
“He can give us much more, though. In Moscow, he did excellent things but he could have made better choices in terms of quality. He has great potential, so I say that he has yet to grow up,” concluded the Roma coach.