De Rossi: Our destiny is in our hands

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi spoke today to UEFA’s official website ahead of tonight’s clash against Manchester City:

“Well as you’d expect, the draw against CSKA has had a negative impact on morale because of the way the draw came about. It hasn’t changed much in the table but we were 20 seconds away from victory. A victory that would’ve meant a draw would’ve been good enough for us on the last day. We need to fight against to achieve this dream – it’s still in our hands. Being given a chance to qualify from this group was our dream from the start.”

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.