El Shaarawy: “Ranieri has had a positive impact”.


Roma attacker Stephan El Shaarawy spoke today ahead of this weekend’s match against SPAL. These are his words:

“The 9 goals (scored) are an important figure because I wanted to reach double figures, but the most important thing was continuity, which I was lacking. I’ve been playing more (this season) and I’ve reached a better physical condition. There are still two months left in the season and you have to stay focused and try to do the best for myself and for the team.”

SPAL?
We have to win, it will not be easy because they are coming off two defeats and are fighting for salvation. They’ll put a lot of their anger towards wanting to win, we will prepare ourselves to bring the 3 points home.

Ranieri’s arrival?
We are talking about a highly experienced manager and he has transmitted some positivity and has had a good impact. We have changed the way of interpreting the game, even if the formation stayed similar to what we played previously. He motivated us immediately — his philosophy requires grit. We followed him and had a victory against Empoli.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.