Thursday October 24 2013
Florenzi: 'Roma train less, but...'

Alessandro Florenzi discussed the differences between Zdenek Zeman and Rudi Garcia, plus his World Cup chances.

“After a victory you go on to the pitch with a different spirit. You are fired up and some things happen by themselves,” the Roma midfielder told Radio 2.

“We wanted to make up for the Coppa Italia Final defeat to Lazio in May, as our fans were very upset, possibly even more than we were.”

Zeman was sacked in February and Caretaker Manager Aurelio Andreazzoli is now part of new boss Garcia’s staff.

“We train less intensively than with Zeman and for less time, but despite this we still see the results.”

Florenzi is following in the footsteps of Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi by playing for his hometown club.

“It makes me very proud indeed. Totti and De Rossi are making history with this club and I can only learn from their example.

“As for Italy, I am one of the 28-30 players Cesare Prandelli is considering for the World Cup, but he can only bring 23 to Brazil.

“Now it’s up to me to get myself noticed in every game I play for Italy and Roma. The final decision is down to him.

“Would I take a decisive penalty in a World Cup Final? I am always ready to take a penalty. I might score or not, but I don’t back out.”