Thursday April 17 2014
Pasqual: Roma unfortunate

Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual believes Roma are unfortunate that they are unlikely to win the Scudetto this season.

Rudi Garcia’s team have taken 79 points from 33 League matches so far and lost only twice, but they still trail Juventus by eight points with five matches remaining.

The Viola face the Giallorossi this weekend in Serie A and the left-back wants his side to secure automatic Europa League qualification as soon as possible.

“The team? We want to consolidate fourth place in the table,” Pasqual told reporters today. “That would allow us to qualify directly for the Group Stages of the Europa League even if we lose to Napoli in the cup final.

“Roma? We are coming into the match following a great performance in Verona, but we must admit there is a great team waiting for us this weekend.

“Without the incredible season Juventus are having, they would have easily fought for the Scudetto.

“But we can do well on Saturday evening.”