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.
Kostas Manolas hopes to get a goal against Inter tonight and shrugs off questions over his future. “I have two years on my contract with Roma.”
Emerson Palmieri is in doubt for tonight’s showdown between Roma and Inter, so requires a late fitness test.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from every Serie A game, including Milan’s trip to Sassuolo, Andrea Mandorlini’s Genoa debut and the Inter-Roma showdown.
Max Allegri explained the changes he made as Juventus beat Empoli 2-0, won’t rule out Roma or Napoli for the Scudetto, but “our destiny is in our hands.”
Simone Inzaghi urged Lazio to focus on Udinese and not get distracted by the upcoming Coppa Italia semi-final with Roma.
Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez said Atalanta’s game went to plan conquering Napoli at the San Paolo and they are “on the same level as Inter, Lazio and Milan.”
Marcelo Brozovic and Mauro Icardi are in the Inter squad to face Roma tomorrow night, though Joao Miranda sits out a ban.
After the Stadio della Roma project got the all-clear, city rivals Lazio released a statement warning they want their own arena too.
Roma boss Luciano Spalletti praised Inter Coach Stefano Pioli’s tactical intelligence, but won’t swap Edin Dzeko with Mauro Icardi.