NEWS
Wednesday September 21 2011
Preview: Roma - Siena

Alessandro Gazzi has reflected Giuseppe Sannino's words that Siena need everyone in the team to help break their Serie A scoring duck.

The summer signing assessed Siena's start to the season, that has seen them yet to score a goal, and also looked ahead to Thursday's clash with Roma.

Gazzi has started both games for his new club this season, and seen them record a credible 0-0 draw at Catania before falling to Juventus 1-0 in another closely-contested encounter.

"We are aware of having played well, especially in the first half. We faced a team that through the ideas of Antonio Conte and their individual qualities are on a level where they can compete for the title."

Focus is currently surrounding the team's failure to score a goal, with only Bologna also goalless from the opening fixtures.

"As the Coach said, everyone must participate more in attacking, we are missing something in front of goal.

"Calmly, we must try to fill each gap. It seems to me that we at the same time, we have made little or no mistakes in defence."

The former Bari midfielder also took time to look ahead to the team's next game, away to Roma, and reflected on the difficult consecutive games the Robur have begun the season with.

"We expect another tough match at the Olimpico. Roma is already being assessed. It is more vicious than exciting at the start of the season.

"They will play the ball a lot, but we go there to try to snatch a positive result. Something may change in training, also in view of the game against Lecce. The choice is up to the Coach.

"On the one hand, you want to meet the big names more quickly, so we can understand the League a lot better, understand what we need to improve, what our limitations are, our strengths and weaknesses.

"However, we also need to remember that it is day by day, and you overcome one obstacle at a time."

The 28-year-old was also asked about the League table, and his opinion on assessing it at such an early stage of the season.

"Two games out of 38 are too few. Football is strange, the championship is long. Last year, Udinese lost all their early games, then ended up in the Champions League. Seven or eight weeks are also too few to define a season.

"We can though, if anything, get a small idea."

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