Friday October 30 2015
‘Roma? Important, not decisive’

Inter Coach Roberto Mancini describes tomorrow’s Roma game as “very important, but not decisive.”

The Nerazzurri welcome the League-leaders to San Siro tomorrow, knowing that they can leapfrog the Lupi with a win.

“I think for both teams it will be very important, but not decisive,” Mancini told reporters in his pre-match Press conference.

“The League is very long, and full of pitfalls. We have some self-confidence, but we have to improve in respect of Roma, who have improved after a difficult start.

“They’re very strong, and they’ve played together for years, with the same Coach. Roma and Napoli are favourites, the same thing applies to Napoli, except they’ve changed Coach.

“I also think Juve could re-enter the race, even though things are going badly right now.

“If the stadium has the same atmosphere as in the derby or against Juventus it will be extraordinary.

“Are we afraid of Roma? No, how can you be afraid of a football match? We’re happy to play such a big game between two huge clubs.”

Mauro Icardi criticised a lack of service from his teammates following Tuesday’s win over Bologna, but Mancini believes the Beneamata just need time to adjust.

“He and [Stevan] Jovetic haven’t played together enough to know what they’re capable of. Sometimes if the ball isn’t coming, the players have to go looking for it.

“It’s just a question of time.”

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