Di Francesco speaks ahead of Atalanta


Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco spoke ahead of the Giallorossi’s clash against Atalanta. These are his words:

Last season Roma lost against Atalanta at home, what mistakes should not be made again tomorrow?
We’re talking about a match played more than seven months ago, so it seems useless to go and search for evaluations. However, we know that Atalanta is doing well and in the last period they have already played important matches compared to us. They played Copenhagen and deserved to win, we will face a team that knows what they want to do and have an excellent manager.

Will Strootman be called?
As you know, there is an ongoing negotiation for Kevin and the club is evaluating. Today I will see him at training and we will evaluate together what will be done. You know my thoughts because I went through this before, such as with Dzeko, if a player is mentally ready, he will be called. You will see the call-up list later and you will learn what we have decided together.

Is Kluivert ready to start from the first minute?
He is ready to start from the first minute or enter the match. He is a lad who is forging his path for growth. I think he is adapting very well to this football, starting from training sessions where he puts great forth determination and application. He is a pawn that I can use both the as a starter or sub, I will evaluate it.

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