‘He blew us away’ – Cagliari coach lauds youngster Afena Gyan
Cagliari lost to Roma with a 2-1 scoreline at home despite taking a 52nd minute lead.
The Ghanaian was named among the substitutes in the league clash against Cagliari, entering the scene when his side were trailing by a goal.
Suspended for the game following his red card in their previous game, Jose Mourinho through assistant coach, Joao Sacramento, brought on Afena Gyan five minutes after the host had taken the lead.
With Tammy Abraham operating as the natural striker, the Ghanaian was pushed to the left wing, and looked to be the game changer for the Giallorossi.
Roma equalised and went into the lead 20 minutes into the youngster debut, and Mazzarri believes Afena Gyan was the rationale behind the change in score.
“We were playing great but then that Felix Afena came in, I didn’t know him, I had prepared myself for Shomurodov, and he blew us away,” Mazzarri said in his post-match.
The win sees Roma climb to fourth position on the league log with 19 points from 10 games played.