Cremonese head coach Massimiliano Alvini feels that Inter-owned goalkeeper Andrei Radu has gotten written off too quickly based on a couple high-profile errors, and backs the Romanian to succeed.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Radio Anch’io Lo Sport, Alvini reiterated his trust in Radu and noted that despite a rocky start to the campaign, the 25-year-old has been performing well and his displays have largely been an asset for the newly-promoted side.
Radu endured a nightmare start to his loan spell at Cremonese, as it was his error which gifted Fiorentina a last-gasp winner in a 3-2 loss for the Lombard team in their first match back in Serie A.
This only further damaged the Romanian’s reputation, which was not exactly at its best considering the howler he had produced against Bologna in a 2-1 loss for the Nerazzurri in April.
However, for his part Alvini has never lost faith in Radu’s quality, and as he noted, the player has been putting in good performances in goal since.
“I didn’t just trust him, the whole Cremonese team did,” the coach noted. “I’d like to point out the press release from the club the next day. The young man deserves it in terms of his character.”
“Technically he’s a good goalkeeper, he was written off too quickly due to one mistake last season,” Alvini continued. “He’s a sensitive guy, we have faith in him. He’s putting good performances and we want to keep improving along this path.”