Monchi: “Tonight is very important.”

Roma sporting director Monchi to SportMediaset before Roma-Atletico:

A complicated group: is there pressure?
We want to have pressure. It’s a tough competition. After the draw, we knew that Chelsea and Atletico were the favorites, but we have our chances. Tonight is a very important match.

What are the differences between Spanish and Italian football?
They are very similar. There is a similar style. They are similar in preparation and in terms of the way they play.

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