Emerson: “We must approach each match like a final.”


Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri appeared today on Roma Radio, here are the words of the Brazilian:

It’s been a good start to 2017.
Yes, six points from two matches without conceding a goal.
 
What changed?
We were playing more beautiful football but less concrete football. We are tougher and more mature, we suffer at times like we did yesterday and against Genoa.

The new formation helps you stand out?
I like when you play from and build from the back. I also like when we play with 3 at the back because I am higher up the pitch. It depends on the opponent, and I base it off how I must adapt to the opponent to play for the team.

The Mister has always supported you.
I can only thank him, he has always defended me and I just have to give him a response on the field.

You saw Juve?
Yes, but we must continue to do ours. Sunday we meet Cagliari and we have to win, then we’ll see.

You need consistency (in results).
The next match is always the most important for us and should be like a final. Yesterday has already passed and now we have the Coppa Italian and then we face Cagliari, we have to have the right attitude to win.