NEWS
Friday September 16 2011
Results key, admits Luis Enrique

Roma Coach Luis Enrique understands why his future – and that of Inter boss Gian Piero Gasperini – is already in doubt. "Results are what count."

The struggling Italian giants meet at San Siro on Saturday after very shaky starts to the new season.

Roma have been dumped out of the Europa League, Inter lost in the Champions League on Wednesday and both fell to Serie A defeats last Sunday.

"There is no patience in football, all that counts are results," said the capital boss. "It's the same situation in Spain. All Coaches have this problem."

Enrique and Gasperini could be playing for their futures tomorrow night, but Enrique insists he's at the total disposal of his club.

"I'm not gripped to the bench," he added. "If the club opt for a change then we would resolve everything without any problems.

"Last week I thanked the officials for their faith in me. I feel supported, even if I know that what matters are the results.

"There is a frank and good relationship. If they don't think that I am the right man then they will come and tell me.

"This city is marvellous though and I'm very happy that I've been given this experience. I'm happy to be learning about Italian football, to be learning a new language and culture.

"I'd like to stay here for at least the two years that are on my contract, but that will obviously depend on the results."

Roma are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 system, but it's unclear how the Nerazzurri will be fielded by their tactician.

"For me, Gasperini is a great Coach and his career demonstrates that," the Spaniard continued.

"Inter are a side who, like us, haven't started the season well. It'll be a difficult game against a team of a great level who won the Champions League two years ago.

"We don't know whether they'll play with a three-man defence or a four. I also don't know if we'll score, but we'll certainly create a lot of chances."

Roma are being tipped to start with a trident that will include Francesco Totti, Fabio Borini and Marco Borriello.

They will be without Juan, Erik Lamela, Cicinho, Stefano Okaka, Fabio Simplicio and Leandro Greco.

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