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Roma, Di Francesco: “Chance to do something unthinkable”

Roma, Di Francesco: “Chance to do something unthinkable”

Roma Manager Eusebio Di Francesco believes that his side can progress through over Barcelona.

The Giallorossi are down 4-1 from the first-leg of their Champions League Quarter-Final against Barcelona and Di Francesco spoke in his pre-match Press Conference about the second-leg.

“Playing at the Olimpico? It’s always a great responsibility, regardless of how many people are in the stands.

“We need a great response to the 4-1 from the first leg. We’ll need to give everything we have.

“Sometimes we’ve lacked ruthlessness, which would’ve allowed us to get even better results. I always want the team to play with the right type of malice. That’s why I’ve been annoyed.

“We have to play with love. After that, we’ll think about the derby. We’ll go out with our best players. We have the chance to do something unthinkable, given they’ve practically never lost.

“We have a duty to try until it’s all over, and we will. It’ll be a miracle, if you want, but why can’t we make it happen? We’ll also try to nullify a phenomenon like Messi, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend, despite everyone saying he wasn’t in his best shape.

“We’re thinking back to the game against Chelsea at home, but we’re also aware that we’re playing against an army this time out.

“I won’t speak about the city, but mentality is built at our home in Trigoria. I hear about winning mentality, but very little has been won here and there wasn’t much of one before.

“It’s created in time. We must also create a sense of belonging and try not to pay attention to the chatter.

“Injuries? I’ll keep a close eye on Cengiz, although he should be called up. Perotti won’t, but I hope he’ll be back for the derby, even if it’ll be difficult.

“There’ll probably also be room for Schick. Nainggolan? He has extraordinary potential, and he’ll have the task of showing himself to be the champion that he is and dragging the team through”.



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