Daniele De Rossi admits Roma will find it difficult to surpass Juventus and Napoli but is aiming for ‘something incredible.’
The Giallorossi finished third in last season’s Serie A table, while they also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.
They have brought in a string of new signings as they look to close the gap to the top two.
However, the Stadio Olimpico captain acknowledges that Juventus’ signing of Cristiano Ronaldo makes his side’s task still more difficult.
“Since I was 18 I’ve tried and hoped to bring something to Roma,” De Rossi, who has won the Coppa Italia twice with his boyhood club, commented.
“It’s something that is very easy to say but very difficult to do.
“We will try to do something incredible, because the teams who have come first and second in recent seasons have improved.
“The Bianconeri have signed one of the best players of all time. They are trying to build a stronger team and we are trying to do the same.
“In football nothing is a given. We saw it in the World Cup, where things went differently to how we expected.”