Di Francesco speaks ahead of Roma-Verona

John Solano

Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco spoke ahead of the Giallorossi’s match tomorrow against Verona. These are his words:

What does the team need to improve with respect to the lastest matches?
In the mental and physical nature of the game, in the ability to be a bit better at playing vertically. I am sorry if I’m repetitive, but it takes time to improve on this. What I will always ask my players is try to strive harder and try to do what I ask. With Atletico, we had a good percentage of possession, but a low percentage of playing verticality, we have to continue to count on this to improve. We need to be more incisive and better in attacking the opponent’s area.

Florenz’s time has come to start?
Do you like Florenzi? Me too! His time has come, he will play from the first minute, he has had an important journey, so the pitch will do the talking, but I’m convinced he will have a great performance because I see him as being very motivated. Tomorrow will be his return as a starter.

How is Schick doing after the injury? Will he be called?
He will be called, he’s been a little annoyed he had to miss some training, he won’t have a lot of minutes in his legs but I’ve been also
missing other players, meanwhile, Schick only just arrived then had this injury. With his game, he can be very decisive for us.

Karsdorp? El Shaarawy is ready to play from the beginning, too?
Stephan is ready to play from the very first minute, and Karsdorp has had some muscular fatigue, which we are assessing with the doctors, so I had to cut back his workload. It’s a shame, but we hope to bring him back into the team as soon as possible.

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