Vucinic draws Maradona parallel
Mirko Vucinic has been hailed as the 'Maradona of the Balkans' by AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti.
The striker has been in excellent form in helping the Roman club re-open the Serie A title race as well as qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The Montenegran international said: "The boss has exaggerated a little in his complement but I do know my own worth.
The 25-year-old, who is still part-owned by Lecce, has been handed a new role on the left wing and he believes he is finally finding his feet in the capital and winning over the demanding Giallorossi fans.
He explained: "I have had some whistles but I have tried to block them out.
"Sometimes fans have to understand that a player is putting all his heart into it even if he isn't playing well.
"I am only 50 per cent Roma's but now I hope to become 100 per cent."
Looks like Spalletti is finally starting to gain faith in Mirko, even though the comparison may be a bit much at this stage p.
I love how Mirko has no cockiness what so ever.