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Wednesday September 18 2019
Florenzi aware of Roma responsibility

Alessandro Florenzi says he does not need reminding of his responsibilities as Roma captain. “I know I have to set an example.”

Florenzi is now the oldest, homegrown member of Roma’s first team following the exits of Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi and received the armband over the summer.

“I think I speak on behalf of both of us,” the right-back said at a Press conference for tomorrow’s Europa League opener with Istanbul Basaksehir.

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Monday September 9 2019
Florenzi: 'Italy enjoying our football!'

Alessandro Florenzi was happy to take on yet another new role for Italy against Finland. “We’re enjoying our football and that hasn’t happened in a long time.”

The Roma captain was meant to be rested for last night’s Euro 2020 qualifier after playing right-back in the 3-1 victory in Armenia on Thursday.

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Monday September 9 2019
Italy Finnish the job

The Azzurri made it six wins out of six in Euro 2020 qualifying and Elio Salerno explains some of the tactical adjustments made to beat Finland.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy took a giant step toward qualification for Euro 2020 with a hard-fought victory over Group J rivals Finland.

He chose to make five changes to the team that had beaten Armenia three days prior. Lazio centre-back Francesco Acerbi made his competitive debut for Italy with Armando Izzo, Stefano Sensi, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Ciro Immobile completing a much changed XI.

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Saturday August 31 2019
Fonseca: 'Roma options with Lazio'

Paulo Fonseca is keeping Roma and Lazio on their toes ahead of tomorrow’s Derby della Capitale, hinting even Chris Smalling could debut.

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

The Giallorossi are the underdogs going in, having fumbled a lead three times for a 3-3 draw with Genoa, while Lazio won 3-0 away to Sampdoria.

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Wednesday August 21 2019
Dzeko: Offered Roma armband...

Edin Dzeko has revealed that Alessandro Florenzi offered him the Roma captaincy in a bid to convince him to stay.

Dzeko’s decision to extend his contract came as something of a surprise, given the striker was heavily tipped to join Inter.

“I’m happy when I see how the others are happy that I stayed with my teammates,” the 33-year-old told Roma TV.

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Saturday July 27 2019
Roma thrash Rieti 7-0

Roma beat Serie C side Rieti 7-0 with a Patrik Schick brace, Cengiz Under curler and Nicolò Zaniolo goal the highlights.

Pre-season training continued for Paulo Fonseca’s men with Gianluca Mancini starting in defence, but Edin Dzeko was rested due to a muscular issue.

William Bianda made his first start of the season and limped off before half-time, but Rieti gave a good early account of themselves and were only beaten by Zaniolo’s tap-in after a ricochet in the six-yard box.

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Friday July 19 2019
Zaniolo or Florenzi for Spurs?

Roma could include Nicolo Zaniolo or Alessandro Florenzi in negotiations for Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld.

Talks between the two clubs have been ongoing for some time, with Roma consultant Franco Baldini not only based in London but also a former Tottenham sporting director.

Il Tempo reports Spurs are still keen on Zaniolo but are now also targeting Florenzi following Kieran Trippier's move to Atletico Madrid.

Consequently, the newspaper is not ruling out an exchange deal involving the Belgian and one of the two Giallorosso.

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Thursday July 18 2019
Fonseca: 'Can see Roma signs'

Roma Coach Paulo Fonseca can “already see signs of what we want to do as a team” after the 12-0 victory over Pro Calcio Tor Sapienza.

The Giallorossi’s first friendly outing of the summer saw the 4-2-3-1 formation used with attack-minded full-backs, Davide Santon in central defence and goalkeeper Pau Lopez acting as a sweeper-keeper.

Diego Perotti converted a penalty before Schick scored with a delightful back-heel flick on Rick Karsdorp’s assist.

Leonardo Spinazzola, Spinozzi and Schick again rounded out the scoreline.

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Thursday July 18 2019
Florenzi or Hysaj for Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly targeted Alessandro Florenzi and Elseid Hysaj as they step up their search for a right-back.

A new No 2 is hot on Tottenham’s list of priorities in the transfer market after they sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Spurs have shown an interest in Roma captain Florenzi.

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Monday July 15 2019
Petrachi: 'All offers evaluated'

Roma director Gianluca Petrachi confirmed Toby Alderweireld talks, but Nicolò Zaniolo and Alessandro Florenzi “are not on the market. If offers arrive, they will be evaluated.”

He spoke after presenting Leonardo Spinazzola in a Press conference and was his usual open self when asked about other transfer deals, such as whether Zaniolo or Florenzi are on the market.

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