Wednesday December 18 2013
Benatia: We'll fight Juve for Scudetto

Roma defender Mehdi Benatia believes that his side have what it takes to win the Scudetto this season.

The capital club are currently five points behind leaders Juventus after their 2-2 draw with Milan on Monday.

But the centre-back is confident that his team can claw back that deficit and win the title.

“I think that it was two points lost against Milan,” he told L’Equipe. “We went there to win.

“We deserve more than the points we’ve collected lately, but what counts is remaining unbeaten.

“In any case, the season is not over. There’s a long time to go until the end of the campaign.

“Our goal is to win all our matches. That desire guides us in every game we play. We want to fight with Juventus right until the end of the season.”

Benatia concluded by commenting on his clash with Mario Balotelli.

“I don’t want to talk about it. It was a good battle, but we don’t have any problems with each other.”