Paulo Fonseca said Roma are ‘very motivated’ to play Ajax in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. ‘They are among the best in the competition’.
The Giallorossi are drawn Ajax in the next round and Fonseca said he will ‘study’ the Dutch giants.
“Ajax are a very strong team, among the best in the Europa League,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia. “They have a good European project and a very difficult match awaits us.
“They are the most established football school in Europe, but we have our chances.
“Now we must study them well, I think it will be a balanced game.”
Roma won 5-1 on aggregate against Shakhtar Donetsk in the last 16 and Fonseca said La Lupa are inspired after the big win against the Ukrainians.
“We played two great games against Shakhtar,” he said. “And they were a difficult opponent. The team played well and with confidence. We are very motivated to play Ajax.”