Thursday July 26 2012
Zeman has Roma ambition

Zdenek Zeman enjoyed Roma’s victory over Liverpool last night and says he “expects great things of Francesco Totti.”

The summer tour of the US continued with a 2-1 friendly win against Liverpool at Boston’s historic Fenway Park.

“Did we do better in the second half when scoring the two goals? Actually, I preferred the first half,” said the Coach.

“I saw a compact and determined side. I think the media is putting too much focus on the goals, as I also look to the style of football we expressed.

“I am here in order to try to win. Coming back here I rediscovered the passion of the city, as people always used to stop me in the street and ask me to return. Now that it has become a reality, they expect something from me.

“If things don’t go well, the same people might throw stones. Who knows?”

This is Zeman’s second stint at the Stadio Olimpico after a run from 1997 to 99 and much has been written about his rapport with Totti.

“I expect great things of Totti. I’ve always said he is world class and I expect him to behave accordingly.

“In my first meeting with the players, I set down the basic behavioural rules. I want to give them regulations to respect a little at a time, as you don’t learn everything in one go.

“They are some pretty basic things and ought to be considered normal, although I’ve seen not to take anything for granted.”

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