Empoli midfielder Afriyie Acquah isn’t buying the Roma crisis talk. “We’d be stupid to think we can go there and win comfortably.”
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“Roma are not going through a good period of form, but we’d be stupid to think we can go there and win comfortably,” Acquah told La Nazione newspaper.
“Let’s not forget who we are facing. They are and remain a great team, so we must focus on our own style of football and not what is happening there.
“If we do our job well, then the victory can come as a consequence of that. We’ve got to try, even if we know it won’t be easy.”