Wednesday December 5 2012
Antognoni hails Roma ace Osvaldo

Giancarlo Antognoni has been impressed by the improvements of Roma’s Pablo Daniel Osvaldo since his struggles at Fiorentina.

The Argentine-born striker scored just five goals in 21 games over one and a half seasons in Florence, but he’s now a recognised Italian international.

“Osvaldo has matured,” the Viola legend told Centro Suono Sport ahead of this weekend’s game between the two clubs.

“His time in Spain allowed him to attain a security in front of goal,” he added of the former Espanyol and Bologna hitman.

“He is a striker who many clubs would want, he scores goals, sometimes impossible ones. He now has the personality that he didn’t have as a youngster.”

The 26-year-old, who left the Tuscan outfit in January 2009, has seven goals in 10 League games for Roma so far this season.

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