Tommaso Milanese scored his first senior goal with Roma in the Giallorossi’s defeat against CSKA Sofia and revealed what Paulo Fonseca told him before the game.
The 18-year-old midfielder scored the equalizer for the Giallorossi after 22 minutes, but Roma eventually lost the game.
Paulo Sousa’s side had already won their Europa League group.
“It was an unforgettable evening, I am happy even if things could go even better, I am satisfied,” Milanese told Sky Sport.
“I used to play as an attacking midfielder or support striker, but I can play where the coach wants, I always try to give my best for the team.
“Before the game, the mister kept telling me: ‘You need to play as you know’, and the same did my teammates, they tried to calm me down. I only needed to relax and play.”
Milanese had already played two Europa League games with Roma but the game against CSKA Sofia was his first one as a starter.