Sassuolo manager Roberto De Zerbi has lavished praises at Ghanaian forward Kevin Prince Boateng for the level of maturity he brings to the team.
The Italian gaffer believes having the 31-year-old in his squad has been some balance to The Black and Greens.
Sassuolo defeated Chievo Verona 2-0 on Sunday, with the former Borussia Dortmund attacker playing 70 minutes of that game.
Boateng is one of the club's top scorers this season, having scored five goals from 10 appearances in all competitions.
"I was hoping for a start like this, now we have had a setback, especially in terms of the game. Against Chievo we played a not brilliant game but we won. The target? It is difficult to decipher - said the Brescia technician -, we are young and not yet mature to have a precise goal," De Zerbi said.
"Boateng is an added value, very important for our team, for experience and quality, for what it gives us in some moments where young people struggle. The position? He played like that in the Las Palmas, from the striker. They were a team of dribblers and people who threw themselves into the space, we tried to reproduce this system with players able to support it at best," he added.