Rogerio excited to play alongside Boateng at Sassuolo

The defender says he is happy to share the dressing room with the well-travelled Ghana international

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.

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"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.