ROMA NEWS

Luciano Spalletti describes Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan as “a rare beast” - “if you had 10 of him you’d have a very strong team”.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti admits tomorrow’s derby with Lazio “is worth triple”.
Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi admits “Roma are favourites” in the Derby della Capitale Coppa semi-final.
Radja Nainggolan insists he and his Roma teammates never doubted Edin Dzeko - “we all knew we had a great striker”.
Former Inter midfielder Nicola Berti advises “if Suning have the money, sign Marco Verratti”.
Tianjin Quanjian boss Fabio Cannavaro claims Francesco Totti is too old for his team, but Nikola Kalinic would “fit in wonderfully with my football”.
Radja Nainggolan has hailed Edin Dzeko as “the complete striker” and explained why his teammate is not having a freak season in front of goal.
Radja Nainggolan claims Roma “can beat anyone, if we play our football” as the Giallorossi “can still win three trophies” this season.
Paolo Valeri will be the referee for the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg between Juventus and Napoli, with Massimiliano Irratti overseeing Lazio-Roma.
Former Roma boss Rudi Garcia admits he tried to bring Kevin Strootman to his Marseille side in January.
Diego Perotti explained his penalty technique and why Federico Fazio is in the form of his life as Roma beat Inter 3-1.
Roberto Gagliardini shut down talk of refereeing decisions after Inter lost to Roma. “We lack something in terms of grit and courage.”
Stefano Pioli felt Inter’s 3-1 defeat to Roma was “a balanced game, but they were more surgical in their finishing and took their chances.”
Luciano Spalletti was visibly annoyed in his post-match interview, slamming Inter and the media for focusing on penalties. “Roma won deservedly.”
Radja Nainggolan shared the credit with Roma after his two stunners to beat Inter 3-1. “We are proving that we deserve to be here.”
Roma conquered San Siro 3-1 with a couple of Radja Nainggolan blockbusters and Diego Perotti penalty, while Mauro Icardi got one back for Inter.
Even Inter director Piero Ausilio was “amazed” by Stefano Pioli and Luciano Spalletti line-ups as they host Roma this evening.
Roma director Ricky Massara assured Kostas Manolas “will stay with us for a long time” amid Inter, Chelsea and Arsenal interest.
Mauro Icardi is raring to go after his two-match ban, starting for Inter against Roma and insisting the suspension was “unfair.”
Mauro Icardi and Marcelo Brozovic return to face Edin Dzeko, but Emerson Palmieri fails a fitness test as Inter and Roma go head-to-head.