How Mourinho could use Belotti at Roma

Andrea Belotti has officially joined Roma as a free agent, so Football Italia looks at how José Mourinho can deploy the Italian striker.

Belotti joined the Giallorossi on a free transfer after his contract with Torino expired in June.

He has scored 106 Serie A goals in 270 and contributed to 27 assists. On paper, the Italian striker will become Tammy Abraham’s backup at the Stadio Olimpico, but there are more ways Mourinho can use his new striker.

Mourinho usually deploys a 3-4-2-1 formation but sometimes switched to 3-4-1-2 last season. With this system, Belotti and Abraham could play together with Paulo Dybala, Lorenzo Pellegrini or Nicolò Zaniolo behind the attacking pair.

Like any other formation with two centre forwards, such as 4-3-1-2 or 4-4-2, it would be an attacking asset that Mourinho would mainly use when trying to break down opposing defences sitting deep.

According to Gazzetta, Belotti could be deployed as a left winger in a 4-2-3-1 line-up, but this sounds like an extreme option for Mourinho given that Belotti has mostly played as a centre forward since becoming a professional footballer.

Roma fans will soon watch their new idol in action as according to Sky Sport Italia, Il Gallo should be called up for tomorrow’s Serie A clash with Monza at the Stadio Olimpico.

6 Comments on “How Mourinho could use Belotti at Roma”

  1. He should come from the bench so as to have a sense of belonging. What is worth doing at all is worth doing well.

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