Monday March 10 2014
Florenzi: Juve’s lead? No excuses

Alessandro Florenzi says Roma do not feel pressure for second spot, as he admits Juventus in first deserve credit for their season.

The Giallorossi’s 1-0 defeat to Napoli on Sunday evening has extended the Bianconeri’s lead in the standings to 14 points and seen the Vesuviani close the gap on second to three points.

“We played a great game, always on top, and the result is a little unfair,” considered Florenzi to Roma Channel after yesterday’s result.

“Is there pressure now? It is on the others, we think to continuing on our path because we know we can get second.

“Sometimes certain games are determined on the episodes, we lacked the final shot, the one that could have made the difference here.

“We had significant absences, but we have seen that the squad is strong against a good team like Napoli.

“Juventus? I do not want to create an excuse or anything, they are having a great season that not even they expected.

“They may finish on 105 points for the season and they should be given credit, but we think to ourselves and not to look at others.”

Roma face a nervous wait to learn the full extent of the knee injury suffered by Kevin Strootman yesterday.

“We will know more [on Monday], we hope it is just a sprain as otherwise he would be a great loss. On the field he gives everything and is a great teammate.”

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