ROMA NEWS

Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco says Patrik Schick’s controversial interview was “misinterpreted”.
Eusebio Di Francesco says Roma “have to work hard to be worthy of the Scudetto” but “we’re there, we’re ready”.
Claudio Ranieri believes “the climb has begun” for Italian football, and his Nantes are “a team to be discovered”.
Roma defender Federico Fazio intends to “make the most” of his Argentina call-up and believes Gonzalo Higuain will follow soon.
Eusebio Di Francesco is confident Roma will “fight for the Scudetto to the end” and cites Pep Guardiola as an influence on his football.
Mauro Icardi spilled the beans on why he left Barcelona for Sampdoria, his Inter hat-trick in the Milan Derby, favourite victims Juventus and being a ‘chav.’
Reports suggest Roma are working on a renewal for Kostas Manolas, but he wants a release clause.
Dries Mertens insists he is out to become Napoli’s all-time top scorer. “Why not? I wouldn’t mind it…”
Serie A has announced its winter dates for this season, with matches spanning across Christmas and New Year.
Roma defender Emerson Palmieri insists he is “only thinking” about playing for Italy. “A man must only have his word…”
Patrik Schick insists he is ‘happy at Roma’ after receiving criticism for an interview he gave.
The dates for the Coppa Italia round of 16 and quarter-finals have been released by the Lega Serie A.
Belgium Coach Roberto Martinez says it is up to Radja Nainggolan to impress on his international recall.
Alessandro Florenzi admits Italy “have to go to the World Cup” but “we don’t fear anyone”.
Patrik Schick admits he wants to join “an even bigger club” than Roma one day, and confirms he was “angry” with Juventus.
Luca Toni admits “the regret of my career” was spending just six months with Roma.
Radja Nianggolan refuses to discuss Roma’s chances of winning the Scudetto, insisting his side must focus.
Roma’s Kostas Manolas insists his side know their capabilities after a fine start to the season.
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta sees Inter as their main Scudetto rivals - “they’re not spectacular, but they’re clinical”.
Cristian Bucchi concedes it has been difficult to replace Eusebio Di Francesco at Sassuolo and “change an approach they’ve had for six years.”