ROMA NEWS

Join us for a full Saturday of Serie A action, starting with the showdown for second Napoli-Roma, then Pescara-Sampdoria and Juventus-Udinese.
Lorenzo Insigne trusts a home defeat to Roma “cannot be decisive” for Napoli’s season and stands up for Manolo Gabbiadini.
Maurizio Sarri felt Napoli “put in a decent performance and deserved more, but were punished on the counter-attack” by Roma.
Mohamed Salah believes Roma “should be winning some silverware” after a 3-1 victory at Napoli put them in second place.
Luciano Spalletti discussed his tactics to surprise Napoli at the San Paolo and told Edin Dzeko he can “do better” for Roma.
Edin Dzeko said Roma “proved we have character” in a 3-1 victory away to Napoli, which propelled them back into the title race.
Roma leapfrogged into second place with a surprising 3-1 victory away to Napoli, as Edin Dzeko struck twice before Mohamed Salah’s closer.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists “our philosophy doesn’t change” with Arkadiusz Milik’s injury as they host Roma today.
Luciano Spalletti concedes “defeat will take something away from the future” for Roma or Napoli in today’s game.
Arrigo Sacchi believes it’s a mistake for Napoli to use Manolo Gabbiadini as a centre-forward against Roma today.
Roma defender Federico Fazio called today’s showdown for second place with Napoli “crucial for the table.”
Napoli rely on Manolo Gabbiadini and Nikola Maksimovic, while Roma look to Edin Dzeko and Radja Nainggolan in a showdown for second place.
Former Roma Coach Rudi Garcia turned down a job with the Algeria national team, claims L’Equipe.
Ex-Roma director of sport Walter Sabatini is being called to Chelsea by Antonio Conte, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
Both Napoli and Roma will be forced into some radical changes in this afternoon’s head-to-head for second place.
It’s a super Saturday with Napoli-Roma for second place in an early kick-off, Pescara-Sampdoria and Juventus-Udinese, then tomorrow Inter-Cagliari and an unexpected Chievo-Milan.
Roma director Umberto Gandini believes the club can “grow on the international stage and has great ambitions. They are at the vanguard.”
Napoli are without Raul Albiol and Arkadiusz Milik for tomorrow afternoon’s showdown with Roma.
Roma will be without both Bruno Peres and Kevin Strootman for tomorrow’s trip to Napoli, it is confirmed.
Maurizio Sarri describes Manolo Gabbiadini as “a great player” but notes Napoli have “different solutions”.