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Friday May 6 2011
Ibra threat worries Montella

Roma boss Vincenzo Montella fears Zlatan Ibrahimovic in tomorrow's must-win game against Milan.

The Swede returns from suspension for the Stadio Olimpico tie in a match that could see the Rossoneri clinch the title.

"You don't win the Scudetto by chance and he's about to win his eighth title in a row because he is someone who makes the difference," Montella said.

"We won't place a cage around him though because we'll look to find the right balance to win the game."

While Milan need just a point from the tie, the home side need all three in order to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive.

"I have always believed that we could qualify for the Champions League and I'm even more certain of the fact now in all honesty," he added.

"We have to give our best on a physical, technical and psychological level because we want to win and we must win against Milan.

"There is no one side who is favoured in the race for fourth. Those in front are advantaged at the moment, but those who are behind have a chance too."

Roma are currently joint fifth with Udinese, a point behind Lazio and three clear of Juventus.

Turning to his chances of staying in the job over the summer, the man who replaced Claudio Ranieri mid-season says he doesn't know what his future holds.

"I have no particular sensation – neither positive or negative," he added. "I'm calm and if there are roses then they will flower."

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