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Sports News of Friday, 20 July 2018

Source: Goal.com

Rogerio excited to play alongside Boateng at Sassuolo

Sassuolo defender Rogerio Oliveira da Silva has expressed his excitement to play alongside Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng and believes it is a great opportunity to pick few lessons for his development.

Boateng, 31, joined the Black and Greens from German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in a two-year deal this month.

He made his debut for the club in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, scoring a hat-trick as they hammered Wipptal 7-0, with Rogerio also featuring.

"We are happy for the new acquisitions made by the club. They are footballers who can give us a lot of quality and we hope to make a good championship," the 20-year-old said.

"I was watching him [KP Boateng] when he was playing for Milan and I'm happy because he's a champion with experience. We the young players around are happy to play with him and will learn something to grow up.

"It served to put gas in our legs and we have to continue like this to get the best out of the first Serie A outing," he added.

Boateng was part of the Black Stars squad at the 2010 and 2014 Fifa World.