Cesare Prandelli felt Genoa had a “really clear” penalty in stoppages, but also blamed them for not taking advantage of Roma’s situation.
Eusebio Di Francesco explained he was less interested in Roma technique and talent against Genoa than determination. “We’re still a team that is ‘ill’ in a way.”
Federico Fazio insists Roma “always give everything we’ve got” after a 3-2 win over Genoa amid tension with the fans.
Roma recovered from a shocking Robin Olsen howler to beat Genoa 3-2 in a bizarre atmosphere, but it did little to boost confidence.
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Roma director of sport Monchi was asked about Eusebio Di Francesco’s status ahead of the Genoa game. “There’s never just one person responsible.”
Goalkeeper Robin Olsen hopes for “a new beginning” as Roma take on Genoa, but it’s a game “we absolutely have to win.”
Eusebio Di Francesco could be sacked if he doesn’t beat Cesare Prandelli’s Genoa, so he revamps Roma to a 3-4-3 with Nicolò Zaniolo as False 9.
Roma ultras announced a protest against the club during today’s Genoa game, blaming “years of lies and fake proclamations. We don’t expect victories, but clarity and respect.”
Manchester United approached Roma chief Monchi to become their new sporting director, but he reportedly turned them down.
Roma ultras are seemingly beginning an orchestrated campaign against President James Pallotta with dozens of messages around the city.
Cagliari Coach Rolando Maran said “the prospect of facing Napoli mustn’t make us fearful, but be motivation to do better.”
Cesare Prandelli warned Genoa will “not be passive or sacrificial lambs” against a “wounded” Roma side. “I don’t like defending too deep.”
Eusebio Di Francesco believes Roma players and fans are “standing by me. I am accustomed to facing up to situations and not running away.”
Eusebio Di Francesco is considering a Roma revamp to 3-4-3 with Nicolò Zaniolo as a False 9, dropping Patrik Schick to the bench.
Roma are preparing January proposals for Young Boys midfielder Sekou Sanogo and Julian Weigl of Borussia Dortmund.
Roma could sack Eusebio Di Francesco if he doesn’t beat Genoa on Sunday, with Paulo Sousa reportedly ready to accept a six-month contract.
Juventus boss Max Allegri admits Joao Cancelo’s year is over and that ‘Cristiano Ronaldo will miss one of our games against Roma, Atalanta and Sampdoria.’
Gerson’s agent-father has confirmed that ‘talks have just started’ for the Fiorentina midfielder to join Flamengo in January.
Sampdoria reportedly want to bring Roma striker Patrik Schick back to the club in January.