Monday October 29 2012
Baldini hails Roma's talented Lamela

Roma director general Franco Baldini was disappointed with the loss to Udinese – but pleased with the display of Erik Lamela.

The 20-year-old joined the club from River Plate in the summer of 2011, but he had a difficult first season in Italian football.

The Argentine youngster only scored four goals in 29 League games, but he already has five in eight this term.

“Lamela has the talent that we all saw in him when he first arrived,” the former England official noted after the youngster scored twice at the Olimpico.

“He is being used perfectly thanks to the tactics of Zdenek Zeman, where he is also doing a lot of defensive work.”

Roma started the season with high hopes, but they are currently in sixth place after collecting just 14 points from nine games so far.

Last night was also the second time this season that they have lost 3-2 at home after taking a 2-0 lead.

“I continue to maintain that this side has great potential to enjoy the season as protagonists,” Baldini underlined.

“However, I admit that it is certainly complicated after games like the one against Udinese. The defeat hurts because it comes after our show at Genoa.”

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