Monday January 27 2014
De Sanctis: Roma in trophy hunt

Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis has spoken of his belief in his side’s chances of winning silverware this season.

Speaking after a meeting between Serie A Coaches, players and referees held today, the 36-year-old believes his side can take defending champions Juventus all the way in the race for the Scudetto and also says the club are taking the Coppa Italia seriously.

“They say that when you are a great team you have to take advantage of your rivals’ slip-ups,” commented De Sanctis.

“It was important for us to make a really strong statement on Sunday following the Juve and Napoli games on Saturday.

“Six points ahead is still a strong position for Juve to be in but we just need to concentrate on our own job.

“We have a crucial period coming up soon. We play strong teams like Parma and Sampdoria in addition to the derby and the two Coppa Italia semi-finals.”

The Giallorossi knocked out Juventus in the last round of the Coppa Italia and face the prospect of three derbies in the space of a week should arch-rivals Lazio overcome Napoli. De Sanctis however is not overly worried about this eventuality. 

“We consider the Coppa Italia an important target and we want to get to the final regardless of who the opponents are.

“We can’t underestimate the fact that Roma have won nine Coppa Italias and we want to make the fans proud by becoming the fist team to wear a silver star [awarded for winning 10].”

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