Thursday March 1 2012
Stekelenburg: Roma want revenge!

Roma ‘keeper Maarten Stekelenburg is looking for payback against Lazio in this weekend’s capital derby.

The Biancocelesti won the first city clash of this season when they came from a goal down to defeat the Giallorossi 2-1. Miroslav Klose netted an injury time winner.

“We want revenge,” the Holland international goalkeeper told Radio Mana Mana Sport in an interview.

“If we compare that last game with the game we have to play then we have 26 matches behind us now and we have improved our style of play.

“We needed time to assimilate the new system with the new Coach. However, our understanding with each other is clearly better now than it was in October.”

Lazio are two places higher than Roma in the League table and have seven more points. The Lupi have also lost three of their last five games, including a 4-1 hammering at Atalanta last weekend.

Stekelenburg, 29, joined the Stadio Olimpico outfit in the summer from Ajax and he has no regrets about the switch.

“I’m really happy in Rome and at Roma. I hope to remain for some years to come. It’s a fantastic club.”

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