Roma boss Rudi Garcia has spoken of his admiration for Marco Borriello, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and new signing Kevin Strootman.
Striker Borriello has returned to the capital club after a season on loan at Genoa where he scored 12 goals in 28 League games.
“Borriello has gunpowder in his left foot, he’s ready physically and has a good understanding with Francesco Totti on the field of play,” said the tactician. “He is a true striker.”
Borriello may be needed in the capital this season given that Osvaldo could be sold by the Giallorossi.
“Osvaldo is a goal scorer and a player of the highest level,” Garcia added. “It is always better to keep your best players rather than see them leave.”
La Magica further strengthened this week thanks to the €17m capture of PSV and Holland midfielder Strootman.
“Strootman is a high level player. He’s very technical and he asks for the ball. I like his determination, his desire to win and his leadership.”
Meanwhile, Roma beat a Riscone select XI 9-1 on Wednesday.
Roma 9-1 Riscone XI
Scorers: Florenzi 2, 31, Borriello 6, Totti 23, Nockler 36, Pjanic 41, Lamela 43, Osvaldo 53, 73, Frediani 83
Roma: Lobont (J. Sergio 46); Torosidis (Crescenzi 46), Castan (Jedvaj 46), Burdisso (Romagnoli 46), Balzaretti (Dodò 46); Bradley (Marquinho 46), Pjanic (Verre 46, Frediani 78), Florenzi (Taddei 46); Lamela (Caprari 46, Ricci F 78), Borriello (Osvaldo 46), Totti (Tallo 46).