Serie A

Empoli boss Paolo Zanetti ahead of Roma clash: “We don’t want to be spectators.”

John Solano

Empoli boss Paolo Zanetti discussed his team’s league fixture tomorrow evening at home versus Roma.

The Giallorossi travel to Tuscany on the heels of two consecutive losses in all competitions, conceding 6 goals and scoring only 1 versus Udinese and Ludogorets. Despite the capital club’s struggles, Zanetti still expects a difficult clash.

“It’s not my place to discuss how Roma are feeling. What I can say is that it’s a great team, one that’s even stronger from an individual point of view,” he said during his pre-match press conference.

“It’s going to be a very tough game, Roma have champions in their team and they’re going to enter very angered because of what’s gone on the past week. But we have to play our game but also keep in mind we’re developing the foundations for our future.”

He continued, “I think the team is doing well and I hope to have all the players back at my disposal soon. We’re improving our play and physically we’re getting better.”

“Tactically we’ll see how we play tomorrow. Sometimes you have to adjust based on the opponent but the basis of your play remains the same, it’s your identity. We respect Roma but we don’t want to set-up a barricade.”

Adding, “We don’t want to play the role of spectators in the match. We must have heart while remaining organised and do our best to curb a strong opponent.”

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