ROMA NEWS

Samir Handanovic believes that “for the first time in five years, Inter are on the right track” with Stefano Pioli and owners Suning Group.
Edin Dzeko called Roma teammate Francesco Totti “a legend in every possible respect” and praised his “down-to-earth” attitude.
Roma President Jim Pallotta “looks forward to building a stadium that the club, and the city, can showcase to the entire world.”
Virginia Raggi, Mayor of Rome, says it is “a historic day” after Roma were given the go-ahead to build their new stadium.
Roma’s proposed new stadium has reportedly been given the green light by the local council.
Luciano Spalletti says while “it might’ve been better” for Roma to be drawn with a team other than Lyon in the Europa League last 16, he explains “it’s good”.
Radja Nainggolan is hoping for a “beautiful” clash with Inter on Sunday as the Roma midfielder believes a new stadium is a “must” for his club.
Papu Gomez declares Atalanta “believe in Europe” but if so “you have to sign eight or nine players”.
Roberto Mancini believes Claudio Ranieri “will be remembered in 2000 years”, as Italian reports suggest he turned down the Leicester City job.
Inter Coach Stefano Pioli confirms “I hope to be here in three years” and insists his squad has “an impeccable attitude”.
Stefano Pioli believes the winner of Inter-Roma will be “whoever hits the opponent’s weak points”.
Javier Zanetti says Inter can’t use Juventus for inspiration, and discusses the Derby d’Italia - “compared to ’98…”
Inter vice-President Javier Zanetti admits the visit of Roma on Sunday night is “a cup final”.
Lyon Coach Bruno Genesio admits Roma represent “a difficult draw” but “if we want to go all the way we have to play the big teams”.
Roma have drawn Olympique Lyonnais in the Europa League round of 16 after beating Villarreal in the previous round.
Stefano Pioli believes that Inter can compete with the likes of Juventus, Roma and Napoli in the future.
Reports suggest that Roma owner James Pallotta could pull his money out of the club, should the council refuse plans for a new stadium.
Roma are the only remaining Italian representatives in the Europa League going into Friday’s Round of 16 draw.
Roma goalkeeper Alisson looked on the bright side after their 1-0 defeat to Villarreal. “We qualified for the Europa League last 16.”
Luciano Spalletti took “responsibility” for Roma’s home defeat to Villarreal, as a complacent side qualified for the Europa League Round of 16.