Saturday September 8 2012
Burdisso: 'Roma for the Scudetto!'

Nicolas Burdisso is convinced “Roma will fight for the Scudetto” thanks to their new Coach Zdenek Zeman.

The Giallorossi made a statement of intent with their 3-1 victory away to Inter.

“That win was good, but we have to keep our feet on the ground, because in Rome people get ahead of themselves,” Burdisso told the Corriere dello Sport.

“In that sense the break for international duty is helpful to let the dust settle and allow us to get back to work with humility and determination.

“I am not superstitious, though, and the word ‘Scudetto’ does not frighten me. I say that Roma deserve to win and their place is among the top clubs. Therefore, Roma will fight for the Scudetto. Challenging to the very end is the minimum objective.

“This side is mature and has renovated the squad. Plus we have to add Zeman, who has more experience and history than Luis Enrique, but the same ideas: he wants to play to win in every stadium.”

Burdisso admits he was rather worried when preparing to work with Zeman for the first time.

“He had been described to me as a Coach who doesn’t care what the defenders do, but he is very attentive and balanced. In just a few words he lets the players know what he wants. I like his style and he can help the young players to grow.

“Juventus are the strongest team and we must try to tear the Scudetto away from them. It seems to me that the Milanese clubs have lost something, while Napoli are also different without Ezequiel Lavezzi.

“Having said that, we must focus only on ourselves with the belief we’ll have a great season. I know how wonderful it would be to win a Scudetto with Roma. I am working towards that.”

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