ROMA NEWS

Luis Enrique still has faith Roma can finish third, while Attilio Tesser claims Novara deserved a penalty.
Luis Enrique praised Roma for “overcoming many dangerous obstacles” in their thrilling 5-2 victory against Novara.
Novara took a shock early lead at the Olimpico, but Roma came back with a vengeance to win 5-2 in the lunchtime kick-off.
Attilio Tesser believes he knows how Novara can get the better of Roma in the lunchtime kick-off. “We mustn’t be unprepared in the opening 15 minutes.”
Daniele De Rossi had a scare in training, but is expected to start in central defence for Roma against Novara.
Luis Enrique admits the Roma players “still don’t understand what I want. We’re not trying to play like Barcelona, but I’m very happy and could stay here for 10 years.”
Luis Enrique has been handed a boost with the news that midfielder Miralem Pjanic has been passed fit to play at the weekend.
Attilio Tesser sees the potential for his Novara side to get a result at Roma this weekend, because they need to and because: “you should always play to win.”
Roma idol Giuseppe Giannini says he doesn’t understand why Giallorossi boss Luis Enrique is rated so highly.
Fernando Torres’ agent has confirmed that rumours linking Chelsea’s Spanish striker with a summer switch to Roma are untrue.
Roma and Juventus are reportedly battling for Pescara teenager Marco Verratti, but his agent insists nothing has been decided.
Roma will visit Chicago, Boston and New York in July’s tour of the U.S., including a friendly against Liverpool, announced the club.
Roma will play Liverpool in a friendly at Fenway Park on July 25, as both clubs are owned by Boston investors.
Roberto Baggio has been studying Luis Enrique’s work in training at Roma today, as he progresses through his coaching qualification course.
Roma’s Walter Sabatini has revealed that the club are ‘very close’ to making their first purchase for the summer 2012 transfer market.
Roma will be without influential forward Fabio Borini for at least the next two weeks because of injury.
The agent of Palermo ace Abel Hernandez has cooled reports linking his client with a move to Roma.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is concerned that Milan have “too many injuries” after Thiago Silva was ruled out of the Barcelona match.
Massimo Ambrosini explains how Milan must work as a unit to get the better of Barcelona after pushing past Roma.
Luis Enrique feels he “could not have asked for more” from Roma after their defeat to Milan. “Zlatan Ibrahimovic was decisive.”