Roberto Mancini: “Roma are ahead of us…”

Roberto Mancini held a press conference and spoke ahead of his second league match in his return to Inter:

“Roma are ahead of us, they’re more used to playing together and have been doing well for a while now. Garcia is a great coach too. Our approach to the game will be a key factor. I’ve always had a great deal of respect for Roma and I’ve enjoyed some great battles with them down the years.”

“Totti? He’s one of the greatest footballers Italy has ever seen, but he’s also up there on a European and world level. He hasn’t won as much as he might have with his talent but he tied himself to one club and is an idol for Roma supporters. That’s a fantastic achievement in itself.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.