Nicola Zalewski

Nicola Zalewski

 

Country: Poland/Italy

Date of birth: 23/01/2002 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Tivoli (Italy)

Height: 165cm

Youth career: AS Roma

Current club: AS Roma

Squad number: —

Current national team: Poland U-20

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: Al Kass International Cup 2019, 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/1), 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup (1/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Philippe Coutinho

 

Strengths:

– pace and acceleration Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– versatility Untitled1

– creativity Untitled

– balance Untitled

– ambidexterity Untitled

– first touch Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– defensive contribution

– aerial duels

 

Style of play:

– wide forward

– offensive allrounder capable of playing in various positions such as winger, attacking midfielder and support striker

– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing ability

– superb coordination, agility and balance

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– likes to dribble

– likes to cut inside

– often employs feints and tricks to beat opponents

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– very good vision and playmaking skills

– brilliant technique and composure in tight spaces he doesn’t fear the individual duels and usually creates danger or suffers a foul, because it is not easy to tackle the ball away from him

– efficient in his play and has a natural eye for goal

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and confident of his skills

– set-piece specialist

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 4 September 2019):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Nicola Zalewski was born in Italy, but decided to represent Poland – country of his parents. He’s the academy product of AS Roma and currently he is one of the best players of Giallorossi U-17 team – during the 2018/2019 season he scored 8 goals and assisted another 7 in just 19 Italian Championship U-17 games. In 2019, he was called up for the World Cup U-20 in Poland.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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