Di Francesco speaks ahead of Chievo clash

John Solano

Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco spoke today ahead of the Giallorossi’s trip to Verona to face Chievo. These are his words:

Yesterday Monchi said that tomorrow is a fundamental match. What is this match worth?
Indeed, after a major qualification in the Champions League, it is a delicate match and a difficult trip. It will be very difficult, we have to give an important response and return to winning away from home after the draw against Genoa. It is not a final leg, but it will take an excellent performance against Chievo to confirm what has been done up until now.

Dzeko and Kolarov will start?
We will see, perhaps yes or perhaps not. They could play again, there is no need to rest them by force, there were five days to rest. I have to evaluate Florenzi and Perotti, who have not trained with the others.

Schick? Is it his time?
I won’t tell you if he will play, but he’s ready to start from the first minute. I’m considering having him play from the start, but I do not know what role he’ll play in the match.

How did Monchi choose you?
He went in search of a manager who has certain method, not one who says a lot but little happens. I was very clear about what I do, I was direct. I have been myself, trying to convey my philosophy and my working method.

Pellegrini is ready to play as a starter? How are Nainggolan and Strootman?
They are very well, Pellegrini is also well, tomorrow I will make my decisions. Pellegrini had a good performance against SPAL and topped it off with the goal, as did Strootman. Those two scoring gives them confidence. Pellegrini could play from the start. I won’t reveal anything, we’ll train and I’ll make sure everyone is on the same page.

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