Saturday September 29 2018
Monchi: 'Roma are united'

Roma director Monchi discussed the current mood in the camp ahead of today’s showdown with Lazio. “We are united in defeat and victory.”

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“The derby always has pressure. It’s true recent results have not been good, so we have a smaller margin for error. We need to find the route back to victory,” the director of sport told Sky Sport Italia.

“I think the training retreat was useful. We are united in defeat and united in victory, we’re all in the same boat, and at times we need to be closer and this one of those moments.”

President James Pallotta said he was “disgusted” after the 2-0 defeat to Bologna.

“I heard from the President many times over the last week. He was happy with the performance against Frosinone and wished the team the best of luck. He is always behind us.”

Monchi was asked if Edin Dzeko is happy.

“Of course strikers aren’t happy when they don’t score goals, but we hope he can break his drought as soon as possible.”

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