News |  facebook |  twitter |  Sitemap |  Search |  Versión italiana | Español | 
RomaForever.it
Home News Fans Team Matches Photo Gallery Palmares Offers of Job

 

Spalletti: We won't think about the derby until after the Empoli game

Luciano Spalletti has insisted his squad will not be distracted by the upcoming derby against Lazio, as they prepare to return to Serie A action on Saturday.

The Giallorossi host Empoli in an important league meeting at the Stadio Olimpico, just three days before they are due to host Lazio in the return leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final.

That game will naturally attract a lot of attention, as Spalletti's men look to overturn a 2-0 deficit, but the coach insists his players will not be distracted from the job in hand.

"No. Not for me anyway," Spalletti said. "I know the result against Empoli could have a bearing on our match against Lazio. I'm thinking about nothing but tomorrow because I know that's the best way to prepare for our game on Tuesday.

"The derby may seem more important on paper but if we want to go into it in good form we have to beat Empoli first.

"There must be no distractions: we're fully focused on tomorrow."

The coach gave an update on the availability of some of his players, with a number having returned from international duty over the past two weeks.

"They're all in good shape except Daniele [De Rossi], who's got this back problem, but the main thing is that the scans showed no serious issues," Spalletti added. "He's already looking a bit better today and we'll keep a close eye on him. However, I think it's unlikely he'll be available tomorrow.

"All the others trained well yesterday so I have good reason to be confident. Of course some of them are feeling a bit of fatigue from the matches and travelling they've done, so we'll need to assess everything carefully."
Friday March 31, 2017
 
Fri. Nov 24, 2017
Immagine Notizia
Radja: Defeat in Madrid won't knock us off our stride
On Friday afternoon Radja Nainggolan spoke to Sky Sport Italia to preview Sunday's...
 
 
Wed. Nov 22, 2017
Di Francesco: We're going through a process of development
Coach Eusebio Di Francesco acknowledged his Roma side had been given a timely reminder...
 
Fazio: We were punished for mistakes on the ball
Federico Fazio believes Roma were punished for giving the ball away too much, as...
 
Nainggolan: We're still in a great position
Radja Nainggolan believes Roma still have every reason to feel confident about their...
Source: As Roma
 
Team news: Radja captains side as Gerson and Gonalons start
Derby hero Radja Nainggolan captains the side as Roma face Atletico Madrid in a...
 
 
Tue. Nov 21, 2017
Di Francesco's pre-Atletico press conference in full
Coach Eusebio Di Francesco faced the media on Tuesday to preview his side's Champions...
Source: As Roma
 
Squad list: 20 players travel for Atletico Madrid match
Coach Eusebio Di Francesco has named a 20-man squad for Wednesday's Champions League...
 
 
Sat. Nov 18, 2017
Di Francesco: Radja was a superhero tonight
Read everything coach Eusebio Di Francesco after tasting victory in his first derby...
Source: As Roma
 
Radja: A great team win, a special match
Radja Nainggolan admitted he was delighted to be able to help his side win Saturday's...
 
Alisson: One of our best performances so far
Goalkeeper Alisson Becker was delighted to cap off his first league appearance in...
Source: As Roma
 
 
First  Previous    | 1 | 2 3 4 5 6     Next | Last
 
 
For any information or problem, Contact us
Disclaimer - Privacy - Cookie  - Advertising
© 1996-2017 MY MEDIA SERVICE SRL - All rights reserved