Friday March 5 2021
Criscito: ‘Rovella similar to Jorginho’

Domenico Criscito says new Juventus signing Nicolò Rovella is similar to Jorginho: ‘He is in love with the ball.’

In January, Juventus signed Rovella in a swap deal with Elia Petrelli and Manolo Portanova, but the 19-year-old will end the campaign on loan at Genoa.

“I played with Jorginho in the national team and Rovella is very similar,” Criscito told Sky Sport after Genoa’s 1-1 draw against Sampdoria in the Derby della Lanterna.

“He must work on his body, but he is already doing it. He runs a lot, maybe even too much. But Nicolò is a good guy with the correct values and he is in love with the ball,” Criscito continued.

“Despite his age, he looks like an adult on the pitch. He seems as old as I am.

“Rovella is a smart guy, he has the vision and he always knows the right position to receive the ball.”