Friday August 19 2016
Iachini: ‘Roma will challenge Juventus’

Udinese Coach Beppe Iachini expects Roma to challenge Juventus, but will face them “with courage”.

The first game of Serie A 2016-17 is the Zebrette’s trip to Stadio Olimpico, and the tactician expects a tough game.

“Roma are a great team,” Iachini said in his pre-match Press conference.

“They can be considered the anti-Juve, because they know each other well thanks to the work of Luciano Spalletti, who is a great Coach.

“This game is one which will give us some answers about a lot of things, even aside from the result. The team is growing and it’s not to be underestimated.

“It’s true that we’ve been going with a very attacking style, with [Rodrigo] De Paul and the two strikers. We’ll evaluate whether or not to do that tomorrow.

“What counts is personality. We respect Roma, but we’ll go there to play our game, with courage.”