Friday September 18 2015
Manolas: ’Barça an important step’

Roma defender Kostas Manolas believes the draw with Barcelona was ‘an important step’ for the club.

The Giallorossi drew 1-1 with the holders in the Champions League on Wednesday, and the Greek international praised the tactical performance.

“We played well,” Manolas told Sky.

“Against Barcelona we played a great game on a tactical level. We’ve been doing well in defence, especially on Wednesday, and I think it’s an important step for the team.”

The Lupi were beaten 7-1 at home by Bayern Munich in the competition last season, so the draw with Barça is being seen as a sign of their maturity.

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