Pellegrini: ‘Busquets so tough’

Lorenzo Pellegrini reveals his favourite players and opponents, including Sergio Busquets, Ronaldinho and Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

The midfielder answered fan questions on Roma’s social networks and you can read the rest of his interview here.

He was asked for the toughest opponent he has faced this season and opted for a Barcelona midfielder.

“I already knew Busquets was strong, but he really impressed me and doesn’t get much of the spotlight at Barcelona. He is a player I really love and he gives this sense of calm to his teammates, helping them give 150 per cent.

“There are many opponents I was impressed by this season, such as Leo Messi and Mohamed Salah, but also our own players such as Alisson.

“It’s hard to score past Alisson even in training… He does the same things, back-heel flicks, flying saves in the top corner.

“The midfielder I always loved was Ronaldinho, as he had a completely different role to mine, but he was always so happy with this smile on his face. Having a clear head and enjoying your football is fundamental and at times we forget this sport is meant to be enjoyable.”

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