AS Roma coach, Jose Mourinho has lauded the ‘special’ talent of Ghanaian youngster, Felix Ohene Afena-Gyan and is confident he will improve the team’s attack this season.
Afena-Gyan made his debut for Giallorossi last week before making another appearance in their 2-1 defeat to AC Milan last Sunday.
The 18-year-old will miss the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday with Bodo/Glimt as he has not been registered for the competition.
“With Felix, tomorrow he is a player who is not registered for the Conference League. But he is a player with qualities that we don’t really have in the squad. He’s a player who looks for opportunities that we don’t often try to exploit,” Mourinho said at the pre-match press conference.
“We have a lot of players who want the ball at the feet; we don’t have many who look for the spaces to run into. I like him because of how he tries to run into space and how he works out on the pitch. How he presses. He’s aggressive in the spaces.
“He is a long, long way from being the finished product – a long way from being a complete player and a long way from being the perfect player to start for a team like Roma. But he is a player that deserves to be worked with and deserves a chance to play.
“It’s good for him that he is training with us, just as it is good for other players.”