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Sunday September 11 2016
Florenzi: ‘Roma upped intensity’

Alessandro Florenzi believes Roma were able to come back to beat Sampdoria by showing more intensity in their game.

The Giallorossi were 2-1 down to the Blucerchiati at half time of Sunday’s match at Stadio Olimpico, before the start of the second half was delayed due to a hailstorm that flooded the pitch.

“At the end of the first half the pitch was unplayable. I hardly touched the ball,” Florenzi told reporters following the eventual 3-2 victory, sealed by Francesco Totti’s late penalty.

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Friday July 29 2016
Florenzi criticises ‘nastiness’

Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi has hit back at Italy’s critics during the Euro 2016 championships in France.

The Azzurri reached the quarter finals of the tournament before losing to Germany in a penalty shootout.

“Around us there was a lot of nastiness at times, towards a group that gave everything until the end and has nothing to complain about,” Florenzi told Roma TV.

“We gave everything. We had Germany on the ropes, who in my opinion are the strongest team around. We beat Spain.

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Tuesday October 6 2015
Italy: Insigne-Pelle for Azerbaijan

Italy are expected to start Antonio Candreva, Graziano Pellè and Lorenzo Insigne in a Euro 2016 qualifier with Azerbaijan.

It kicks off on Saturday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT).

Despite sitting out today’s training session with a swollen knee, Insigne is reportedly set for the starting XI in Baku.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the Napoli talent will complete the trident attack with Candreva and Southampton hitman Pellè.

Alessandro Florenzi is set for right-back with Matteo Darmian of Manchester United on the left.

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Monday October 5 2015
Serie A Team of Week 7

As the Viola go top and Carpi win their first Serie A game Dave Taylor selects his top XI from Week 7.

Samir Handanovic [Inter]

Called on early with several goal attempts from Samp but dealt with them efficiently. Always alert , and though he could perhaps could have done better on the goal, without him Inter would surely have not come away with a point. Inspiring.

Pedro Pereira [Sampdoria]

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Monday October 5 2015
Florenzi: 'Roma must concede less'

Alessandro Florenzi believes Roma's aim must be to 'score a lot but concede less', while worrying about the team's 'collective amnesias'.

The Giallorossi look to be back on track with a 4-2 win against Palermo, and the author of the second goal was interviewed by Sky Sports Italia at the end of the game.

“In the 4-4-1-1 we defended well and countered wonderfully,” he said. “When you have continuity you also get better results.

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Sunday October 4 2015
Ferrero: 'Soriano, be like Florenzi'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero reportedly told his star midfielder Roberto Soriano to take Roma's Alessandro Florenzi as his model.

Soriano was sought after by several top teams last summer and came inches from a new contract with Napoli.

Currently the player has signed an extension with the Blucerchiati, and will be with them until 2020, with a higher salary and purchase clause.

According to La Gazzetta Sportiva, Ferrero approached Soriano the day after Roma-Barcelona 1-1, and told him specifically: “You must be our Florenzi.”

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Tuesday September 29 2015
Florenzi: 'Roma were AWOL'

Alessandro Florenzi pulled no punches after Roma’s 3-2 loss to BATE Borisov. “We spent the first half in the locker room.”

The Giallorossi were 3-0 down by the 30th minute in Belarus, as the late fightback was not enough.

“Would a draw have been fair? I don’t know about that, but undoubtedly it was a different Roma in the second half,” Florenzi told Mediaset Premium.

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Monday September 28 2015
Garcia: ‘Roma could change formation’

Roma Coach Rudi Garcia reveals Alessandro Florenzi could play in the front-three against BATE Borisov.

The Giallorossi have a number of injuries in the front-line, with Edin Dzeko, Francesco Totti and Iago Falque unavailable.

“We could also change formation,” Garcia told journalists in his pre-match Press conference, when asked if Florenzi would form part of the front trident in a 4-3-3.

“But like you say, Florenzi is more attacking and could play in attack, because we have right-backs in the squad.”

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Saturday September 26 2015
Roma await injury tests

Roma confirm Edin Dzeko sprained his right knee, while Seydou Keita and Francesco Totti have muscular injuries.

All three limped off during today’s 5-1 victory over Carpi at the Stadio Olimpico.

The club released statements confirming Dzeko sprained his right knee and will undergo tests on Sunday to ascertain the extent of the damage.

Keita has been diagnosed with a muscular problem in his right thigh and it will be fully evaluated over the next 24-48 hours.

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Saturday September 26 2015
Florenzi out of Roma-Carpi

Alessandro Florenzi is reportedly out of today’s Roma v Carpi Serie A game due to an injury.

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Florenzi has failed a fitness test on a muscular problem he sustained during the 2-1 defeat to Sampdoria.

He is therefore out of today’s clash, so Vasilis Torosidis or Douglas Maicon are likely to step in at right-back.

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