Di Francesco speaks ahead of Parma


Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco spoke today ahead of tomorrow’s away clash against Parma. These are his words:

What dangers does this match have?
The numbers are clear, this is a team that has earned 25 points, it’s a team that takes care of the ball in possession yet also has the ability to play the ball over the top. We’ll need to play our own game but we’ll also need to make sure we don’t give them too many chances

How is Schick?
He’s fine, today he trained with the team and is recovered. It was simply fatigue.

The racism problem: do you agree with what Ancelotti said, that is, you’d stop the match even if it meant losing?
I’m with Carlo, totally. He has spoken about this in the past and I am with him fully. If no one stops the match, it’s up to us to do so.

Will Schick start?
Dzeko is ready, but both can play from the starte. These are evaluations that I have to make.

El Shaarawy and Perotti?
Diego will be evaluated, but it is a risk to have him play two matches so close together. But I was very happy with his performance against Sassuolo. He wasn’t in the best condition as of today, but in 24 hours he can be improved. Stephan has also overcome his injury and could start.

Cristante and Nzonzi have worked overtime.
We’ll have to delay this talk until after the break. Pellegrini had his first training session with us yesterday, although I think he is fine.

Gervinho?
We have to limit him. We’ll have to do well and try to prevent him.

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.