ROMA NEWS

Kevin Strootman says Roma’s Derby win over Lazio will have been ‘useless’ if they do not follow it up by beating Milan.
Roma’s Kevin Strootman has apologised for spraying water in the face of Lazio’s Danilo Cataldi in last week’s Derby.
Simone Inzaghi is confident Lazio have put the derby disappointment behind them by conquering Sampdoria. “Our best first half of the season.”
Marco Parolo insisted “this is Lazio” after a 2-1 victory away to Sampdoria, leaving the derby disappointment behind them.
Ignazio Abate hails Gianluca Lapadula for having “the same grit as Gennaro Gattuso” and points out he saw Milan’s success coming.
Lazio director Igli Tare went back over the Rome Derby controversy, including the Kevin Strootman incident and Senad Lulic potential ban.
Stefan Radu urged Lazio to “cancel out the derby defeat with a strong performance” and result away to Sampdoria this evening.
Despite reports of a Serie A move to Milan, Inter or Roma, Ajax have seemingly sold Riechedly Bazoer to Wolfsburg.
Roma need a late fitness test on Bruno Peres ahead of the Milan match, as he picked up a thigh injury.
Stephan El Shaarawy prepares to face his former Milan teammates notes the next three games “will tell us what Roma are made of.”
Giacomo Bonaventura and Carlos Bacca are still not back in full Milan training, so are huge doubts to feature against Roma.
Roma CEO Umberto Gandini admits it’ll be strange facing his old club Milan. “It’s the biggest game of the round, if not the year.”
Italian reports claim Roma have asked Chelsea to take Cesc Fabregas on loan in January.
Mattia De Sciglio is very impressed by Roma, but “honestly did not expect” Milan to be fighting them for second place in Serie A.
Roma defender Kostas Manolas is “convinced that we’re stronger” than Milan, and targets the Serie A summit.
UEFA has confirmed changes to the Champions League, with new kick-off times and automatic entry for the top four Leagues.
Lyon Coach Bruno Genesio admits Roma’s Juan Iturbe could be “the right profile” for a January transfer.
Luca Antonelli assures Milan will “go to Roma to win”, but won’t set out objectives for the season.
Xherdan Shaqiri may have put Roma back on red alert as the Stoke City star admits “I want to play Champions League again in the near future”.
Simone Inzaghi insists Lazio must move on from the Derby della Capitale when they face Sampdoria but admits “clear incidents steered” Roma’s win.