Saturday February 18 2012
Enrique seeks tactical key

Luis Enrique admits Roma struggle to find a solution when opponents change their tactics, as they prepare to face Parma on Sunday.

The Giallorossi have had a mixed last few weeks, capable of crushing Inter 4-0, yet losing away games to both Cagliari and Siena.

“There is no tactical, physical or mental reading of why we have these highs and lows,” said the Coach during his press conference.

“It depends on the talents of our opponents and on the level we play at. Sometimes we struggle to counter our opponents when they change their tactics to make life difficult for us. Parma play with a 3-5-2, so Sergio Floccari and Sebastian Giovinco could cause us problems, but we have studied how to battle Parma.

“When there is a defeat, I work to get back up, that is my mentality. I won’t even let the players relax during training, as it is the only way to always go home with your heads held high.”

When Enrique was asked if he already had an idea of who to confirm for next season, the Spaniard left the door wide open.

“I don’t know what will happen in three or four months. Nobody has a guaranteed place at Roma, as it all depends on results. We need to work every day to earn our place in this marvellous side.

“At this moment I do not confirm anyone, not even myself. The test is always tomorrow, that is the real message I want to send out. I don’t care about planning for next season when all we need to focus on is tomorrow and the fans are our examiners.”

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo “could start” against Parma, but new arrival Marquinho “is not 100 per cent fit. He only joined us two weeks ago and still needs to understand the movements of the team.”

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