Dan Petrescu’s explanation after Roger was dropped from CFR squad ahead of FCSB game

  • League 1: In Craiova 1948Academic ClinceniSunday, 3:00 p.m., Digi Sport 1

  • League 1: CFR ClujFCSBSunday, 8:30 p.m., Digi Sport 1

The last was brought to Gruia a few months ago, in winter, just at the request of Dan Petrescu (54 years old). The Brazilian had impressed the technician with UTA’s developments, but he failed to do so even after arriving in the Transylvanian side.

Dan Petrescu explained the decision to drop Roger Rodrigues from the squad

During the press conference preceding the duel with FCSB, ‘Bursucul’ explained that he had taken Roger out of the group because he had still not managed to convince him in training that he deserved a place in the first team .

“Roger suffered as much as Boateng when he arrived in the team.

He played for the second team yesterday, I went to see him. Maybe the impact on the team has not been as he wanted it and as we wanted it to be. All players who come to the CFR are not compulsory. Think of the number of players who have left since I have been at CFR.

At CFR, the pressure is maximum and they want to win the championship. If you don’t face up immediately, no one is waiting for you! Neither me nor him. I always believe he’s going to explode at some point, but so far he hasn’t managed to prove to me in training that he’s very good.”explained Petrescu.

  • The derby between CFR Cluj and FCSB will be played on Sunday from 8:30 p.m. and can be watched in LIVE VIDEO format on Digi Sport 1, but also on www.digisport.ro or in Digi Sports app (available on Google Play and the App Store) by RCS & RDS subscribers.

Roger Rodrigues, one of the 10 footballers transferred by CFR Cluj this winter

The Brazilian is part of the list of several names brought to the Gruia group this winter, in particular to win the championship.

  • Razvan Sava
  • Kristian Dimitrov
  • Raoul Mal
  • Cristi Negut
  • Bus Sergiu
  • Daniel Birligéa
  • Marko Dugandzic
  • Youri Matias
  • Roger Junio ​​Rodrigues
  • Lovro Cvek

Meanwhile, CFR Cluj also legitimized four potential players last week, who will play in the club’s second team for the time being.

  • Yeboah Emmanuel, a 19-year-old striker from Ghana
  • Adjani Abdoul Kader, 18-year-old central midfielder from Ivory Coast
  • Orman Davis, 19-year-old Panamanian left-back
  • Jah Mustapha, an 18-year-old striker from Gambia

Keywords: dan petrescu , roger rodrigues


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