AS Roma is starting a new era in the 2021/2022 season. Jose Mourinho sits in the coaching chair with big ambitions and long-term plans.
Mourinho from the start did not set the target of winning. Mourinho wants to build a solid team. The project was seen since the transfer market. Roma bought a lot of young players and released old players.
The only elderly player that Roma bought was goalkeeper Rui Patricio (33 years). The rest, six players who were bought were under 30 years old.
So far, under Mourinho’s control, Roma have played 11 games in all competitions. Il Lupi was able to pack nine wins and two defeats. Two defeats occurred against Lazio and Hellas Verona.
So, what is the report card for the players that AS Roma bought at the start of the 2021/2022 season under Mourinho’s control? Check it out below, Bolaneters .
Patricio immediately became the main choice in goal for Roma at the start of the 2021/2022 season. The Portuguese goalkeeper has always played in full in the 11 games that Roma have played in all competitions and has performed well.
Patricio has conceded eight goals in seven Serie A games, but has three without conceding. Meanwhile, in four UEFA Conference League matches, Patricio only conceded two goals and two matches ended with a scoreless record.
Roma made the right decision when they bought Ibanez for 9 million euros. Ibanez has joined Roma since January 2020 but on loan.
Ibanez has never missed the 11 matches that Roma have played in the official 2021/2022 season. Ibanez became a mainstay in the central defender position, a duet with Gianluca Mancini. The performance of the 22-year-old defender is also very good.
Reynolds struggled to get a place in the Roma first team under Mourinho. He has only played one game in Serie A, as a substitute and has only been on the pitch one minute.
Reynolds has actually played at Roma since the 2020/2021 season, but on loan. Roma bought the 20-year-old for 6.75 million Euros at the start of this season.
Mourinho was willing to let go of Edin Dzeko once he got Abraham’s services. The 23-year-old player immediately got the main place on the front lines. Abraham has scored four goals and provided three assists in 10 matches in all competitions.
According to Mourinho, Abraham’s contribution cannot be seen only from the number of goals. Abraham is involved in the game and active in every attack action. He has a very important role for Roma.
After performing well in Rome, Abraham also received a call from the England national team.
Shomurodov did not get as many playing minutes as Abraham. However, he has an important role in the team. Shomurodov becomes a supersub who can change Roma’s game when in difficult situations.
Shomurudov has scored one goal and provided four assists for Roma in 10 matches in all competitions. Shomurodov can play in many roles up front and gives Mourinho many options.
Matias Vina was bought from Palmeiras for 13 million euros. Roma bought him after performing well for Uruguay in the 2021 Copa America. He was plotted as a replacement for Leo Spinazzola who was absent for a long time due to injury.
Vina immediately got the main place in the left-back position and performed well. Vina has played five games in Serie A. However, recently he has had to contend with young left-back Raicardo Calafiori.