Tuesday March 13 2018
Strootman: 'Most important game'
Kevin Strootman warns tonight’s Champions League showdown with Shakhtar Donetsk is “the most important game of the season” for Roma.
They lost the first leg 2-1 and the decider kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.
“At this moment, it is the most important game of our season. We must give our all to go through to the next round,” the midfielder told Mediaset Premium and Roma TV.
“We don’t feel the pressure, we play football for nights like this. We have to show what we can do on the pitch.
“It doesn’t matter who scores, as long as we win and qualify for the next round. We have to give our all and achieve our objective, which is to continue in the Champions League.
“In games like this, you need to be concentrated for the full 90 minutes, as you can score a goal in a few seconds. In matches of this level, you need something different and we have to show it.
“We have improved compared to the first leg and we must prove it. Having a packed stadium is very important for us. There is energy and confidence, but the opponents are difficult. We must achieve our objective together.”

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