ROMA NEWS

Diego Perotti said Roma have “no excuses” after their 2-1 home defeat to Napoli, but points out the Kevin Strootman goal could be decisive.
Dries Mertens limped off during Napoli’s 2-1 win away to Roma, but initial reports suggest he’ll be fine to face Real Madrid.
Luciano Spalletti insists Roma’s 2-1 home defeat to Napoli cannot be put down to fatigue, though he regrets a poor first half performance.
Dries Mertens bagged a brace as Napoli got themselves back in the race for second with a 2-1 win away to Roma, but only thanks to a Pepe Reina stoppage-time miracle.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni notes the importance of beating Napoli to second place and shrugs off Luciano Spalletti’s contract situation.
Radja Nainggolan warns both Roma and Napoli are very dangerous in attack ahead of today’s showdown for second place.
Roma and Napoli go head-to-head for second place with a change of system to 4-2-3-1 against Dries Mertens and Marko Rog.
Federico Chiesa wants to be “the Francesco Totti of Fiorentina” and reveals he studied Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery movements.
Arkadiusz Milik is expected to start for Napoli in this afternoon’s showdown with Roma, though there are some doubts for both Coaches.
Roma ultras continue to boycott the Stadio Olimpico, so 1,000 of them cheered on the team ahead of the Napoli game at their training ground.
Diego Perotti warned Roma must use pressure “to motivate, not strike fear” as they welcome Napoli today, revealed his pranks and why goals don’t come easy.
Former Napoli director Pierpaolo Marino expects Maurizio Sarri to leave because of President Aurelio De Laurentiis. “Those wounds remain.”
Daniele Baselli’s agent confirms Roma wanted the Torino midfielder in January and “we’ll see what happens in June”.
Radja Nainggolan is included in the Roma squad for tomorrow afternoon’s Napoli match, despite concerns over his fitness.
Roma have suffered a setback in the Stadio della Roma project, but the council assures it “won’t jeopardise the project”.
Luciano Spalletti says people should “attack” racists and that he has yet to speak to Roma about what the future holds.
Allan is back in Napoli’s squad for Saturday’s trip to Serie A rivals Roma, but Lorenzo Tonelli remains absent.
Luciano Spalletti insists Roma are not suffering from burnout ahead of Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash with Napoli in Serie A.
Gianfranco Zola says that Luciano Spalletti and Max Allegri 'must understand the different mentality' of players should they move to England.
Reports suggest that striker Arkadiusz Milik could command a place in the Napoli starting lineup against Roma on Saturday.