Thursday February 27 2020
Petrachi: 'Right Roma attitude in Gent'

Roma director Gianluca Petrachi trusts they will have “the right attitude” against KAA Gent in the Europa League and reveals his advice to Carles Perez.

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“We expect the right attitude, as we know this is an in or out game, the strong performance is required and we have faith in our squad,” the director of sport told Sky Sport Italia.

Carles Perez scored the only goal in the first leg of this Europa League Round of 32 tie.

“The first game Perez played against Sassuolo did not impress me and I told him afterwards that he needs more intensity to play in Italy. He gave the right response in the games after that, he is improving and wants to earn his space in this team.”

Gent have a pitch that is both synthetic and natural, so have Roma prepared for dealing with this kind of playing surface?

“The coach is not that favourable towards a run-out on the turf before a game, but in the warm-up we can evaluate the state of the turf and slipping around because of the wrong studs would be a terrible mistake.”

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