Di Francesco: “The most important match is the next one. We can’t get it wrong”.


Eusebio Di Francesco spoke today ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Frosinone. These are his words:

Do you fear the clashes with Lazio and Porto or tomorrow’s more?
The most important match is the next. We’ve already seen that teams fighting to avoid relegation are a danger – we can’t get it wrong. We’ll face a Frosinone who have an identity and did well against Lazio.

Could Zaniolo be rested?
Maybe, but I don’t want to give anyone a tip. For someone his age, he’s played a lot. We can’t expect him to play every match at a certain level

How’s De Rossi? Could you play a midfield of three?
He’ll take part tomorrow and will start and will be our captain. As for the formation, we’ll play a 3-5-2 and mirror Frosinone (winks and smirks).

Will we see Ünder on the pitch?
He won’t even be called because he isn’t ready.

How are Pastore and Perotti?
Surely Pastore isn’t please because he hasn’t played much, but he is training really well, he is doing well to regain an adequate physical condition. Perotti is much better and could take part.

What effect does it have on you when you read about Baldini dealing with certain situations?
This is an environment that destabilises and brings out things that do not make sense, so I do not care. My point of contact is Monchi. I like talking about football, you should take advantage of the chances to talk about football but you (the media) prefer other things. I’m interested in Frosinone and that’s it.

Will Kluivert start again?
There’s three options for two wing-roles: El Shaarawy, Perotti and him. I don’t have many options in that role, but I will decide tomorrow who will play from the beginning.

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.