Thursday January 20 2011
Ranieri: 'In-fighting does Roma good'

Claudio Ranieri has joked that if Roma's reported in-fighting keeps producing wins like last night's over Lazio, then the players should keep scrapping.

The Tinkerman recorded his fourth victory in the derby, knocking out Lazio to reach the Quarter-Finals of the Coppa Italia with a 2-1 win.

"If this is the effect of our 'fighting' then, it's more than welcome.

"We are evidently stronger than these arguments. In the future we'll be better at hiding them.

"You say that we played bad, that you would like a more sparkling Roma like Zeman's, but how many derbies did he win?

"Reja says that Lazio played better? He is right, but we won and this is all that counts."