Perotti is fit and training with the group. After a long period, the Argentine winger wants to help his teammates to reach the Champions League. Perotti praises Zaniolo but pushes him to do even more to become a top star.
In the last Serie A match against Inter, he reached 100 appearances with the Roma jersey. Eusebio Di Francesco can now count on Diego Perotti again. The Argentine passed through a long period of inactivity due to multiple injuries that have afflicted him since the end of last season.
“It is truly an honor. I already knew it before the game against Bologna. I needed just a couple of games to get to 100 with Roma. Then, unfortunately, I got hurt and could not wait to get back to both help the team and achieve this goal that is important to me,” said Perotti to the AS Roma Match Program. “This is a great team and having reached such a high number of presences is something that I will always carry with me. I really appreciate it.”
The Argentine winger also focused on Nicolò Zaniolo and his brilliant beginning of the season. The Italian youngster seems to be a prospect of a great talent but Perotti pushed him to give even more and stay humble.
“When you are in the football world and when you see a young person you immediately realize how a player can become. Then it’s true that sometimes some young players start off well but then fail. When I saw Nicolò he immediately struck me for his physicality and way to play with his left foot. You see how he catches the ball and moves.”
“The only thing I can tell him is to enjoy this moment. He didn’t play much but he did it in our best games. He did something good but nothing compared to what I am expecting from him as a teammate. You can see that he is a humble guy who trains well. He has the right mind and I hope he will continue in his growth because it would be important to us,” concluded the Roma winger.