Thursday November 28 2019
Pellegrini: 'Roma more aware'

Lorenzo Pellegrini feels Roma have "much more belief" now, as they visit Istanbul Basaksehir in the Europa League.

Pellegrini has returned for the Giallorossi after six weeks out because of a metatarsal fracture, but sees vast changes to his squad.

“I have found a team with much more belief,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “I really liked how everyone made themselves available despite the difficult period.

“It’s not easy to play many games in few days, but my teammates have been exceptional and it will be important to win in Istanbul."

Roma have got the chance to leapfrog group leaders Istanbul Basaksehir when the two sides clash this evening and Pellegrini said they are targeting the knockout stages of the Europa League this season.

“I know the strength of this Roma; we really want to bounce back from these last two unfavourable results. We want to go through to the next round, that’s what we want.”

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