Roma leaned on their youth against HJK Helsinki, as Cristan Volpato drew the start, while Giacomo Faticanti made his first-team debut in the second half, replacing Lorenzo Pellegrini at the 78th minute. His lawyer and agent Alessandro Floris commented to Voce Giallorossa.
“I’ve been following him since he was 14, and I never doubted this moment would come. He’s one of a kind. The fact that the was inserted in such a delicate moment, with the result still hanging in the balance, is very meaningful and a bold move that conveys great confidence.”
Faticanti is tied to Roma until 2026 following a recent extension.
“We inked a new contract in the summer. There’s mutual trust, also because he’s a fan of this team. He’s aware that it’s a double responsibility, but also a great pride and gives him huge motivation. His first cap isn’t an arrival point but rather a new beginning. We’re happy and I don’t hide the fact that we are ambitious too. At thig stage, we will need to be patient to exploit every single opportunity to its fullest in order for him to complete his development.”
Faticanti joined Roma when he was 14 after getting his start at Frosinone. He has 50 appearances with the Primavera side, where he has recorded 2 goals and 3 assists. He has also featured 15 times with Italy U19. The Giallorossi topped HJK Helsinki away Thursday. They are now tied with Ludogorets in second place in their Europa League group. They will host the Bulgarian team on the final matchday.
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