Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists Roma ‘have a lot of potential and I am sure we can win’ tonight’s trip to Hellas Verona.
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“We’re concentrated and ready to start strong. It’s important to have confidence, start with a win and build that positivity going forward to the next games,” Mkhitaryan told Roma TV.
The Armenia international is playing as a centre-forward this evening, as Edin Dzeko is on the bench ahead of a probable move to Juventus.
“The objective this season is to finish in the top four and win a trophy, so we’ve got to give it our best shot. This is a squad with a lot of potential and I am sure we can win.”