The Argentine is currently Fonseca’s top choice as a trequartista but Fonseca may try to play him as a playmaker as well.
Javier Pastore seems to be a player completely regenerated by the Portuguese coach. Paulo Fonseca trusts him and the offensive midfielder is repaying him with outstanding performances. The former Argentina international is a player who looks at the future. Remarkable his words aired by Roma TV+ recently. Talking about the beginning of his career, Pastore stated: “I’ve done some great things…I knew that I would reach this level. Everything that happened felt normal to me.”
After a troubled first season in the Italian capital, he is now an added value for Fonseca. He may be capable of playing Pirlo style in the tactical system of the Portuguese coach.
Thanks to his vision and ability to see the development of the game in advance, he could operate in front of the backline as the Italian master did for a long time.
Although his interception phase is not excellent, Jordan Veretout could circle around him shielding the backline. Javier Pastore could be Roma’s talented quarterback with a solid French guard in his protection.