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

 

Need to Know: Di Francesco's key comments ahead of Genoa

Coach Eusebio Di Francesco faced the media on Tuesday afternoon to preview the Serie A clash against Genoa.

Wednesday's game at the Stadio Olimpico gets underway at 20:45 CEST.

Here are the main talking points from the boss's press conference...

ON THE LIVERPOOL TIE BEING A POTENTIAL DISTRACTION...
"We need to keep our focus on Genoa. It will be a tricky match against a team that have let in very few goals since Ballardini took the reins. They are a very grounded and solid team, who are good at hitting you on the counter. We can't allow ourselves to let our minds drift elsewhere. I will make some changes but that doesn't mean we'll be underestimating our opponents. On the contrary, we will be bringing on fresh legs to help us win."

ON WHO MIGHT START...
"I won't talk about the line-up we'll go with but they are two players who may figure for us in the match. El Shaarawy has been able to train with great consistency. Cengiz has only been back for a short time but the playing time he had against Barcelona and Lazio will have helped give him some continuity.

"Gonalons has shown that he has some great qualities to his game. He's made some mistakes which stood out more than those of his team-mates but as a footballer he's got what it takes, you only need to look at the Chelsea game. We need to help him and support him with the fans. Everyone makes mistakes. Maxime sets a great example in the way he trains, and I hope he will be able to show his quality to everyone."

ON RELYING ON EDIN DZEKO...
"Dzeko has had so little rest because in my opinion he is fundamental to the team's success in every way. He will play again tomorrow, to show everyone how important it is to us that we stay determined and win."

ON THE SQUAD DEPTH...
"It's a combination of things, the squad is important but so are the mental aspects and getting in the habit of it. We need to be quick and alert in order to make the most of the situation we're in and be aware that every game is important.

"I can see in their eyes that the lads are up for it. I can see that the players are ready to pitch in and work for the team. Then it's up to me to make the decisions and hope that the results on the pitch are what I expect them to be."

ON SCHICK'S CURRENT FORM AND FITNESS...
"Patrik has had a bit of a difficult start to his time with us, but he's really grown over that period. Against Lazio he didn't manage to put in the performance we know he's capable of, like the one against Barcelona, but he's constantly growing, both in behaviour and outlook. He'll show the world how good he can be soon enough. He needs a goal, I'm sure that once he gets over that hurdle he'll make us all very happy in no time. "

ON THE DERBY DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER BEATING BARCELONA...
"I don't think we went into the derby as though it were a walk in the park, though maybe people on the outside might have thought so. Lazio came out angry in the derby, and they showed what a good team they are. It was far from an easy match, and we were slower to the ball. We need to look back at the Barca game as an example, as a key moment in our growth as a team."

ON OTHER FITNESS CONCERNS...
"Diego Perotti is a big doubt, we will have a look at him today but it's more likely for him to be back against SPAL. Manolas is doing better, we'll see how he is today too. On Sunday he wasn't 100 per cent, nor was Florenzi."
Source: As Roma
Tuesday April 17, 2018
 
Thu. May 24, 2018
Immagine Notizia
Arsenal, interested in Pellegrini of Roma: feeler sent to Sampdoria for Praet
Arsenal recently welcomed new manager Unai Emery and now are looking for a revolution...
Source: gianlucadimarzio.com
 
Immagine Notizia
Roma, turning to Hakim Ziyech of Ajax
Roma had a successful season, mainly in the Champions League where they reached...
Source: Gianlucadimarzio.com
 
 
Sun. May 20, 2018
Di Francesco: Now the challenge is to reduce the gap to the top
Read what coach Eusebio Di Francesco had to say following Roma's season-concluding...
 
Fazio: We'll learn from this season and push on
Federico Fazio cut a satisfied figure in the wake of Roma's 1-0 win over Sassuolo...
 
Team news: Skorupski and Schick start against Sassuolo
Lukasz Skorupski starts his first league game of the season as Roma travel to face...
 
 
Sat. May 19, 2018
Need to Know: Di Francesco's key pre-Sassuolo quotes
Read what coach Eusebio Di Francesco had to say ahead of Roma's final game of the...
 
Squad list: Alisson out but Karsdorp returns after knee injury
Coach Eusebio Di Francesco has named a 22-man squad for Sunday's Serie A clash against...
 
 
Sun. May 13, 2018
Team news: Pellegrini gets midfield nod against Juventus
Lorenzo Pellegrini starts in midfield against Juventus on Sunday night at the Stadio...
 
 
Sat. May 12, 2018
Squad list: Perotti and Strootman return to face Juve
Kevin Strootman and Diego Perotti are both fit to face Juventus on Sunday, and have...
 
Need to Know: Di Francesco's pre-Juve press conference
On Saturday afternoon coach Eusebio Di Francesco faced the media to preview the...
Source: As Roma
 
 
First  Previous    | 1 | 2 3 4 5 6     Next | Last
 
 
For any information or problem, Contact us
Disclaimer - Privacy - Cookie  - Advertising
© 1996-2018 MY MEDIA SERVICE SRL - All rights reserved