Claudio Ranieri feels a victory over leaders Milan on Saturday “would set up a truly interesting campaign” for Roma.
The Giallorossi have fallen off the Scudetto pace in recent weeks, but have high hopes for their last game of 2010.
“A victory would bring us closer to those who are ‘reachable' and set up a truly interesting campaign,” said the Coach.
Milan are on 36 points followed by Juventus, Napoli and Lazio on 30. Roma come next on level terms with Parma on 26 points.
“It is an important game for us, because we got back on track after that bad start, are on a positive streak and are facing the Serie A leaders.
“I expect a great performance from Roma in a crucial match. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is, naturally, the one to watch.
“He is proving in every game that he is a stratospheric champion and can find magic in games where there doesn't seem to be any.”
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