Friday February 11 2011
Borriello relishing Cavani test

Roma striker Marco Borriello is looking forward to testing himself against Serie A top scorer Edinson Cavani.

Napoli arrive at the Olimpico on Saturday with their 18-goal striker, but the Italian fancies his chances of adding to his 10 Serie A goals this term.

"It'll be a nice game," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday. "Cavani is in a moment of extraordinary form where he scores with every touch of the ball.

"However, we certainly won't start the game as a beaten side."

Borriello has arguably been Roma's most impressive player since leaving Milan in the summer and he was rewarded with 45 minutes against Germany in midweek.

"I think I played well for Italy too," added the former Genoa player. "It's just a shame that opposing 'keepers are performing miracles to keep me out right now.

"Gianluca Curci against Sampdoria, Julio Cesar against Inter, Neuer for Germany…

"We respect Napoli but I'm convinced that we can get back on the right path against them. That's what we need right now."

Roma lost 5-3 at Inter last weekend to leave them seventh in the table, seven points behind Napoli but with a game in hand.

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