Saturday May 25 2013
Pallotta: 'Roma will take Coppa home'

Roma President James Pallotta is “very confident we’ll take home the Coppa Italia” ahead of tomorrow’s Final with Lazio.

The match kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday at 17.00 UK time and has been called the most important Rome derby in history.

Not only is it worth silverware, but also the only chance these clubs have of qualifying for Europe.

“I cannot say the result, but I am very confident we’ll take home the Coppa Italia,” Pallotta told Radio Manà Manà.

Maarten Stekelenburg is out injured and Vasilis Torosidis struggling to even be fit for the bench, but Daniele De Rossi is ready to start after missing the last game of the Serie A season.

If Roma do win the trophy, it’ll be their 10th Coppa Italia victory and allow the club to wear a permanent silver star on the jersey.

This is similar to the gold star that is awarded for every 10 Serie A titles, but nobody has so far managed 10 editions of the Coppa.

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