Spalletti: “We must win to repay our fans.”


Roma manager Luciano Spalletti spoke today ahead of tomorrow’s Coppa Italia fixture against Sampdoria:

“Tomorrow we can not make mistakes, Roma need to win for their people and take the pitch to repay the affection and emotion that our fans show. We are not in a position to say that those who haven’t played much will take the pitch tomorrow, I can say that those can give us the best chance to win will play.”

“We are all obsessed with Roma and give everything for her because she deserves it. If I were to write a book about this season I would simply call it ‘Obsession’.”

“Dzeko? With him, I have a beautiful relationship, he has played beautifully but in Udine, despite trying hard, he missed a few goals. Dzeko is a magnificent player, he’s wonderful, divine.”

“Defrel? Defrel is strong, but to know more you need to talk to Massara. We are looking for a reinforcement. An attacking midfielder, a winger and it occurs to me also one who can substitute Edin. I’ll let Massara name names. My contract? This is not the time to think about it.”