ROMA NEWS

New Pescara Coach Giovanni Stroppa warns fans he will not just be following Zdenek Zeman’s footsteps. “It is impossible” to recreate his philosophy.
Erik Lamela is confident Roma can play a part in the Scudetto race this season. “It’s not impossible, as only Juventus are superior.”
Zdenek Zeman still isn’t content with Roma’s summer form, but forgives Panagiotis Tachtsidis for his red card. “I’d have curled up and cried.”
Francesco Totti says current Coach Zdenek Zeman “is the best along with Luciano Spalletti,” but feels the Roma fans “massacre you.”
Roma won another of their US friendlies by beating the El Salvador national side 2-1 in New York, but saw Panagiotis Tachtsidis sent off.
Japanese outfit Cerezo Osaka have announced the capture of former Serie A midfielder Fabio Simplicio.
Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has underlined the importance of Zdenek Zeman on his career to date.
Italian Under-21 boss Devis Mangia says he’ll have no problem in selecting Fabio Borini and Mattia Destro – if Cesare Prandelli doesn’t call them up them first.
Michael Bradley says he knows that he has to illustrate his ability after joining Italian giants Roma from Chievo.
Incumbent President James Pallotta has reassured Roma fans “we are only at the beginning. Have faith in us.”
Zdenek Zeman enjoyed Roma’s victory over Liverpool last night and says he “expects great things of Francesco Totti.”
Palermo have confirmed that Roma have joined Napoli in the chase to sign Italian left-back Federico Balzaretti.
Roma have collected an impressive 2-1 win against Liverpool in a Boston friendly played at Fenway Park.
Alberto Aquilani reveals he “would’ve gladly taken a pay cut” in order to return to Roma, but instead begins again at Liverpool.
Mattia Destro could turn into something special during the new season at Roma, says his former Coach at Siena.
Leandro Greco has revealed the lure of Champions League football was a factor in his decision to leave Roma for Olympiacos.
Mattia Destro won’t be the last summer signing for Roma, director general Franco Baldini has assured.
Thomas Di Benedetto may reportedly be replaced as Roma President by James Pallotta before the end of 2012.
The agent of Matteo Brighi is adamant that his client will be playing for newly promoted Torino in Serie A this term.
The Gazzetta dello Sport is suggesting that Mattia Destro will eventually cost Roma somewhere in the region of €16m.