Tuesday September 15 2015
Balzaretti: ‘This is Iturbe's year'

Roma director Federico Balzaretti is impressed by the 'motivated' Juan Iturbe: 'This will be his year.'

The 22-year-old was linked with an move away from the capital over the summer, but Balzaretti praised the Argentine after his goal against Frosinone on Saturday.

“The Scudetto? It’s too soon, there have only been three rounds to evaluate and many more games will be needed to say who will be favourites for the title,” he said to Tiki Taka.

“Inter are doing well, even though Milan deserved a draw in the derby.

“I'm happy for Iturbe’s goal, he wanted to stay at all costs and was motivated. I’m convinced that it will be his year – from little things you can tell how much the Giallorossi shirt means to him.

“Iago Falque is a functional player, he’s good in both phases and knows how to cross very well, he fits perfectly with Dzeko.

“Barcelona are an incredible team with no weaknesses. We will need to be at 200 per cent to bring home a result. The atmosphere at the stadium will certainly be beautiful.”

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