Mourinho calls up Primavera defender Joao Costa ahead of Frosinone clash | OneFootball

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·30 September 2023

Mourinho calls up Primavera defender Joao Costa ahead of Frosinone clash

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Jose Mourinho is expected to switch formations as Roma face a shortage of defenders with Diego Llorente and Chris Smalling both still out.

Rumors of Mourinho fielding a four-man defense tomorrow against Frosinone echoed across Trigoria earlier today as the Portuguese manager announced in his press conference the first call-up for Primavera defender Joao Costa.


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Costa will make his first appearance for the Giallorossi tomorrow: the 18-year-old has been included in Mourinho’s squad list and could facilitate the implementation of a back-four system.

The Brazilian defender is a skilled fullback with good dribbling and pace, and can easily adapt to a 4-2-3-1 formation.

In the opening five games of the season Roma’s Primavera team, Costa scored 1 goal and 1 assist in over 380 minutes of playing time.

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