Di Francesco speaks ahead of Napoli clash

John Solano

Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco spoke today ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Napoli. These are his words:

Will you face Napoli where you left off in the second half against them in the first clash?
We are a bit too far from that match, but the right attitude from that second half led us to have good performances later. This does not change our mentality, but we must remain in the match with more continuity, which is what we have missed in these last matches. With Napoli, we can not afford to lack this because we are facing a team in great mental and physical condition.

What are the conditions of Nainggolan and Pellegrini?
They both came back with the team yesterday. Radja is still healing and we will evaluate tomorrow whether to use him or not. Lorenzo is back and completely available.

Last year with Sassuolo got two draws against Napoli, does it mean that it is not a mission impossible?
The teams have completely changed, but not the mentality of my team. The team attitude makes a difference, we must not be afraid of a strong team like Napoli. We have the potential to do well in Naples despite the table not saying this.

How is El Shaarawy? Defrel could start?
They are two players who trained well during the week, Greg has had some problems in the last 2-3 days, they could both be considered for this match, like everyone else. I have not decided anything yet.

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