Friday April 27 2012
Enrique happy with Roma choice

Luis Enrique says he has no regrets about joining Roma, while he has “no comment” to make about Pep Guardiola’s expected Barcelona departure.

Enrique joined the Giallorossi on a two-year deal last summer after a spell in charge of the Barcelona B side.

However, he’s had a problematic debut season in Italian football and there are suggestions that he may leave the club in the summer.

“I’ve never regretted coming here,” the Coach said ahead of Saturday’s game against Napoli. “It is a great pleasure to be the Coach of Roma. It is an incredible club with incredible fans.

“Next year’s Roma won’t be mine, it will be the Roma of the Romanisti, of the fans. It makes no sense to talk about the future now.

“The best thing would be to focus on tomorrow’s game against Napoli. At the end of the season I will talk to the club about problems and solutions.”

While Roma have been today linked with Andre Villas-Boas, there are some whispers suggesting that Enrique could replace Guardiola at Barcelona.

“I have no comment to make [about Barca],” he added. “I felt nothing when I saw my name linked with the Barcelona bench.”

Roma were fighting for a place in next season’s Champions League, but three defeats from their last four games has left them in seventh – five points adrift of third-placed Lazio.

“I certainly think we that we can turn this situation around,” the tactician added. “We have to win our next four games and fight for the last objective of the campaign.

“We are seventh at the moment and we deserve that position presently, but there are four games left and we have to fight for the objective that we have which is now the Europa League.”

Roma will end the campaign with games against Chievo, Catania and Cesena.

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