ROMA NEWS

Gregoire Defrel isn’t fit enough to travel with Roma to face Juventus, but Aleksandar Kolarov returns to the squad.
Eusebio Di Francesco admits Roma have to score more, even if “many times Juventus have won the league by winning a lot of games 1-0”.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco dismisses a controversial front page - “I don’t have to respond to Tuttosport…”
Max Allegri insists he has “no regrets” about Juventus not signing Patrik Schick and reveals Juan Cuadrado could play at full-back against Roma.
Max Allegri has refused to confirm whether Paulo Dybala will start Juventus-Roma but says “he’s back among the goals and I’m happy about that.”
Alisson believes Roma are ready to show they have what it takes to win Serie A with victory at Juventus on Saturday.
Gerson has confessed that he was not ‘ready’ to play for Roma last season but believes he has turned a corner.
Alessandro Florenzi says Juventus “will be a fundamental game” for Roma, as “it’s a match which will say how we’re set and what point we’re at”.
It’s reported Paulo Dybala will retain his place in the Juventus side for Saturday’s Roma game, but Gigi Buffon and Mattia De Sciglio won’t make it.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa calls Roma “a great team” but assures “we have the quality to win”.
Max Allegri liked the new Paulo Dybala role to beat Genoa in the Coppa Italia Round of 16, but told Juventus off for giving the ball away.
Gonzalo Higuain claims Genoa “did practically nothing” in the 2-0 Coppa Italia clash and hopes Paulo Dybala finds his Juventus confidence.
Stephan El Shaarawy warned Roma “have got to be more consistent and clinical” in front of goal after their Coppa Italia defeat to Torino.
Sinisa Mihajlovic celebrated Torino’s Coppa Italia surprise against Roma. “With this attitude, defensive solidity and attacking football, we can do great things.”
Eusebio Di Francesco still saw “a positive performance” from Roma, despite their 2-1 Coppa Italia defeat to Torino and another missed penalty.
Birthday boy Andrea Belotti hopes Torino get Juventus in the Coppa Italia quarter-final after a shock 2-1 victory over Roma.
Torino rode their luck a little and thanked goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, who saved an Edin Dzeko penalty, as they knocked Roma out of the Coppa Italia.
Gerson said Roma are relishing their season so far. “We’re proving everyone wrong who said we’d go nowhere and we won’t stop now.”
Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly warns “it’s not just Juventus” he and his teammates have to look our for in the Scudetto race.
Patrik Schick leads the line for Roma, as Eusebio Di Francesco makes changes for the Coppa Italia tie with Torino.