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

Di Francesco: A dirty but important win

Read what coach Eusebio Di Francesco had to say in the wake of Roma's 1-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday.

The result - secured thanks to Cengiz Under's early strike - means the Giallorossi need just one more point to secure Champions League football.

The win was secured despite a number of injuries throughout the evening - as Kostas Manolas limped out of the warm-up and Bruno Peres took a knock during the match itself.

"Well done to Cagliari for their performance," Di Francesco said. "I knew we wouldn't be perfect tonight - lots of my players were on the edge in terms of fitness.

"Unfortunately, Kostas Manolas got injured - he had a small issue and we tried to get him back ready. I always tell Elio Capradossi that he'll get his chance if he works hard - he did really well to take that opportunity, and at a tough ground too. All credit to him - he's always applied himself."

How are Manolas and Bruno Peres?

"Manolas hurt himself and is limping. It was a contusion, which can sometimes become a muscle pull. Bruno Peres had an issue during the first half and couldn't continue. This is what comes with the work, our travelling and our schedule - these are things that get in the way at this stage of the season. We won ugly - a lot of teams struggle here against Cagliari. In terms of motivation and how ruthless they were, it was a great performance from the team."

You only need a point to secure Champions League football and next up you've got Juventus at the Olimpico.

"Playing for a draw isn't in my make-up: you go out onto the pitch to win. The game could always end in a draw, but I don't like talking about permutations and the like. I can assure you that I will try to convince my players that we need all three points."

What improvements can this team make?

"One thing I always mention is mentality. I think the team has made steps forward in many different ways, and is now able to really dig in. I think Edin Dzeko's contribution was crucial, because of the mentality that he showed. In difficult moments, he really carried the team, helped us up the pitch by holding the ball. He was outstanding today. For me, this is an improvement in mentality and I'm really happy about that. Perhaps what we need is greater consistency in certain games. Our carelessness sometimes led to chances for Cagliari. Either way, we're improving in many ways."

Can you imagine Roma without Alisson?

"I'm not imagining Roma without Alisson, because I'm a coach - I don't handle transfer dealings. He has improved hugely; he works as an extra sweeper in the defensive line. In addition to his technical ability, he's got a great character and is someone who gives everything for the team. I want many players to form part of an orchestra and he is one of those."
Source: As Roma
Sunday May 06, 2018
 
Sat. Oct 06, 2018
Immagine Notizia
Di Francesco: a battling performance, another important win
Coach Eusebio Di Francesco had praise for Empoli in the wake of Roma's 2-0 win in...
Source: As Roma
 
Immagine Notizia
Dzeko: the main thing is we are back to winning ways
Striker Edin Dzeko admitted that Roma appear to have fixed some of their recent...
Source: As Roma
 
Immagine Notizia
Team News: Luca Pellegrini starts for first time as De Rossi is included
Luca Pellegrini will make his first start for his boyhood club on Saturday night,...
 
 
Fri. Oct 05, 2018
Di Francesco's pre-Empoli press conference in full
Read everything coach Eusebio Di Francesco had to say ahead of Saturday's away trip...
Source: As Roma
 
Squad list: Perotti returns as Luca Pellegrini prepares for first start
Diego Perotti returns to the squad for Saturday's Serie A trip to face Empoli, as...
Source: As Roma
 
 
Tue. Oct 02, 2018
Di Francesco praises Pellegrini progress As Roma roll on
Eusebio Di Francesco hailed an impressive team performance as Roma beat Viktoria...
 
Dzeko pleased with first Champions league hat-trick
Edin Dzeko was happy to acknowledge his habit of scoring goals against Viktoria...
Source: As Roma
 
Team news: Cengiz and Kluivert both start against Plzen
Alessandro Florenzi captains Roma against Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday night, as Cengiz...
 
 
Mon. Oct 01, 2018
Squad list: De Rossi absent for Plzen visit
Daniele De Rossi and Javier Pastore are both absent as Roma prepare to face Viktoria...
 
DI FRANCESCO: Plzen are physically strong so we need to be better technically
Read everything Eusebio Di Francesco had to say ahead of Tuesday's Champions League...
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