ROMA NEWS

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says he ‘didn’t expect such a defeatist Roma’ after Sunday’s 0-0 draw.
Reports say Inter have chosen Bologna as Andrea Ranocchia’s next destination over Napoli, Roma and Lazio.
Max Allegri revealed how Juventus neutralised Fiorentina, but will “take it one step at a time” for the Scudetto.
Miralem Pjanic concedes Roma “perhaps could’ve created more,” but the point at Napoli was precious.
Maurizio Sarri felt Napoli’s 0-0 draw with Roma “was one-way traffic, as we were the only team playing football.”
Rudi Garcia deflected all criticism of Roma’s negative approach to Napoli. “We could’ve won and I’m not sure about the disallowed goal.”
Marek Hamsik insists Napoli “dominated Roma, a team built to win the Scudetto, but the ball wouldn’t go in.”
Roma had a goal disallowed and Wojciech Szczesny denied Marek Hamsik as Napoli were pegged back 0-0 at the San Paolo.
Roma director general Mauro Baldissoni admits “we created the pressure on ourselves by not living up to expectations.”
Pepe Reina believes Napoli v Roma “is going to be worth more than three points.”
Radja Nainggolan said Roma “will make the most of the spaces when Napoli attack. We both want to win.”
Napoli and Roma go head-to-head with all-attack teams in this Scudetto showdown at the Stadio San Paolo, including Gonzalo Higuain v Edin Dzeko.
Follow all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s five Serie A games, including Milan-Verona, Napoli-Roma and Juventus-Fiorentina.
It’s believed Napoli and Roma will take two very different approaches to 4-3-3 in today’s showdown.
Vladimir Petkovic warns Rudi Garcia and Stefano Pioli that “Rome is a very tough place for football, especially after a good first season.”
Roma teammates Alessandro Florenzi and Radja Nainggolan are excited to face off at Euro 2016 when Italy take on Belgium.
Napoli have a full squad to choose from against Roma, other than injured Manolo Gabbiadini.
Gervinho and Mohamed Salah make the trip to Napoli, but Roma miss Francesco Totti and Vasilis Torosidis.
Gonzalo Higuain admits “my mentality has changed and I want to make history at Napoli. Roma cannot be underestimated.”
Maurizio Sarri insists “Napoli are not favourites against Roma” and criticised Gonzalo Higuain’s “attitude.”