Why is Roma’s Nenad Krstic not the only midfielder with an injury problem?
By Daniele Gennaro-LorenziniA lack of playing time is also to blame for the absence of Nenads Krstic and Daniel Palacios.
Roma are currently without a single substitute in their starting XI, with only a handful of regular starters making the trip to Turin to take part in the friendly match with Genoa.
The two men are both in need of rest, with Palacio suffering from a calf injury and Krstic suffering from an ankle problem.
Roma have been keen to add a more experienced central defender this summer, with the arrival of Matteo Bonaventura and Kevin Strootman both expected to strengthen the squad.
“I think Palacies injury will help us, because the calf injury is not very serious,” Gennari told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“But the ankle problem is serious and the main problem is Palacies.
I hope he recovers well.
We can hope he can recover well, and hopefully he will play in the next game.”
With the squad so thin, the Italian’s arrival may mean Roma will have to start the match without one of their key players, but the Italian coach has faith in the team’s ability to find a solution for the current predicament.
“It is good that Palacias injury is now being looked at,” Gazzotti added.
“He has to play in Turin.
I think that will help the squad because it will help them to find solutions.
He is a very good player and I am sure he will have a good return.”