Wednesday January 22 2014
Nainggolan admits to 'tension'

Radja Nainggolan has admitted to feeling ‘tension’ in the Stadio Olimpico before Roma’s Coppa Italia clash with Juventus.

The capital club overcame the League leaders 1-0 in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, thanks to a second half Gervinho strike.

And the midfielder, who recently joined from Cagliari, has conceded that there were some nerves beforehand.

“At first I felt some tension in the stadium,” he told reporters. “But our play quickly tranquilized all that.

“It was a beautiful victory – we are all delighted with this win.

“Does this change anything in the League? I don’t know. We’ll remain focused on the two competitions.

“Of course, the path to glory is easier in the cup, but we’re not giving up on anything.”

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