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Leandro Castán ready to lead all Brazilian Roma defence against Atalanta

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Leandro Castán is ready to lead an all Brazilian back four when Roma face Atalanta at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

The 28 year-old is expected to be flanked by fellow countrymen Maicon, Rafael Tolói and Dodô, as injuries and suspension force head coach Rudi Garcia into altering his preferred defence.

“We must try to win, do our work and see what happens ahead of us,” said Castán, as reported by Football Italia.

“We know it isn’t easy, as the title race doesn’t just depend on us, but we’ll see if we can get past Atalanta.

“The defence is entirely made up of Brazilians tonight, which is different for us. We all speak the same language and can therefore communicate better.

“My work doesn’t change with Rafael Tolói next to me, but he needs to show his worth now the same way Benatia did. We will help him to achieve that.”


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