Roma have officially presented their UEFA list for the knockout stage of the Europa League 2023-2024, revealing notable changes in the players available to coach Daniele De Rossi. UEFA have granted a maneuvering margin of 12 million euros, and as a result, selections have been made solely based on the technical considerations of the Giallorossi coach, not economic ones.
Inclusions and Exclusions:
The UEFA list sees the addition of new signings Angeliño and Tommaso Baldanzi, along with Sardar Azmoun, who replaces Andrea Belotti. However, Dean Huijsen and Rasmus Kristensen find themselves excluded. The decision to omit Huijsen, acquired in the winter transfer market, stems from the team’s defensive coverage by numerous central defenders following a tactical shift. On the other hand, Kristensen, excluded in September, remains sidelined due to the continued presence of Celik and Karsdorp in the same role, preventing his inclusion in the knockout stage.
The inclusion of Angeliño, one of the new additions, highlights the significance of the left-back in AS Roma’s plans for the Europa League knockout stage. Angeliño’s defensive prowess and attacking contributions are expected to bolster the team’s options and provide a valuable asset for Coach De Rossi.
Tommaso Baldanzi’s Presence:
Tommaso Baldanzi, another new face, has secured a spot on the UEFA list, indicating the coaching staff’s confidence in his abilities. As the team navigates through the crucial knockout phase, Baldanzi’s versatility and skills are anticipated to play a vital role in Roma’s pursuit of success in the Europa League.
Sardar Azmoun’s Role:
Sardar Azmoun, who takes the place of Andrea Belotti, is set to be a key figure in Roma’s attacking strategy. Known for his goal-scoring prowess and versatility in the forward position, Azmoun’s inclusion signifies the team’s intent to maintain a potent offensive threat throughout the Europa League campaign.