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Daniele De Rossi discusses keys to potential comeback vs Bayer Leverkusen

Andy Mattioli
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Roma boss Daniele De Rossi spoke with anticipation about how his team will try to overturn the result with Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday night.

After Roma 1-1 Juventus, De Rossi spoke to DAZN about the upcoming return leg of the Europa League semifinals with Bayer.

You believe it can be done, as if it were easy, remembering the first 28 minutes of the first leg: before we conceded, we had a good chance, had good aggression and kept the ball well, as we also did afterwards, because I think we had 68% possession. And we can’t be in too much of a hurry – we’re not five goals behind, but two.”

“I also asked [Massimiliano] Allegri for advice! He told me you can also score in the 60th minute.  That’s how it is.”

“We must not go on the attack from the first minute, because we’ve seen how they play when they have space. When they get past the initial press, with those wingers they have, they cause you trouble. We have to be energetic, intense, but also intelligent, knowing that the game lasts a long time.”

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MatchDay 37
19 May 20:45
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