ROMA NEWS

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard praises Roma’s Francesco Totti - “he’s the king of Rome”.
Roberto Mancini insists Marcelo Brozovic will not leave Inter in January - “we’re not thinking about selling him”.
Roma target Salvatore Sirigu’s agent admits he could move in January, but denies he refused to play for Paris Saint-Germain.
Roma captain Francesco Totti has met with club President James Pallotta this morning, with renewal talks likely.
Omar El Kaddouri reveals Maurizio Sarri “was furious” that Napoli conceded twice against Legia Warsaw in a 5-2 win.
Maurizio Sarri’s assistant manager Francesco Calzona admits winning all six Europa League games was “a pleasant surprise.”
Dries Mertens was “very happy” with his brace in Napoli’s 5-2 Europa League win over Legia Warsaw. “Bring on Roma!”
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina insists “Juve, Roma and Inter are the favourites” for the Scudetto.
Roma President James Pallotta admits a fan boycott is “frustrating”, and insists they have “a top team”.
World Cup final referee Nicola Rizzoli will take charge of Napoli-Roma this weekend, while Daniele Orsato gets Juventus-Fiorentina.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni silenced doubters. “We are among the 16 best teams in Europe and deserve to be there.”
Alessandro Florenzi “would’ve preferred 70,000 fans jeering” rather than the 29,000 who turned up for Roma-BATE Borisov.
Roma President James Pallotta insists “the team deserves to be applauded, not whistled at” for Champions League qualification.
Rudi Garcia insisted “Roma did everything to score and did not play badly” against BATE Borisov. “We did qualify.”
Wojciech Szczesny “got lucky” in the 0-0 draw with BATE Borisov and reassured “frustrated” Roma fans.
Roma and Juventus are in the Last 16 of the Champions League, but risk a tough draw on Monday.
Radja Nainggolan insists Roma “gave everything” in their 0-0 draw with BATE Borisov. “Qualification is positive.”
Roma scraped a 0-0 draw with BATE Borisov, but qualified for the Champions League Last 16 thanks to Bayer Leverkusen’s stalemate with Barcelona.
Roma director Walter Sabatini commented on Gervinho’s injury and insists the Champions League is “about prestige more than economics.”
Roma lost Gervinho in the warm-up and Mohamed Salah on the bench in their Champions League decider against BATE Borisov.