Daniele De Rossi motivates players ahead of Derby: “You must respect it, not fear it.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma boss Daniele De Rossi resumed preparations for the Derby della Capitale following his pre-match press conference earlier this morning.

The club legend will take part in his first derby as Roma’s head coach and thus his intention to make it clear to his players just how important this particular match will be.

According to the latest article in Corriere dello Sport, De Rossi instructed the players to remain focused ahead of tomorrow’s kick-off, stressing the mental aspect above all the rest.

“You must respect the derby, not fear it,” is what De Rossi kept repeating throughout today’s group training at Trigoria.

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