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Gianluca Mancini anticipates Inter showdown after Roma 2-0 Slavia Praha

Andy Mattioli
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Roma’s captain for the night, Gianluca Mancini, analyzed the team’s performance after their 2-0 win over Slavia Praha.

The Italian defender told Sky Sport after the match, “Today we certainly did better than the first two games in the Europa League. Today we approached the game very well, it was very important, it was a direct clash and we scored a goal straight away.”

“Then right after that we scored the second one, so it was a good match for us. In the second half we slowed down the pace a bit, but the important thing was to win.”

“The match in Genoa was so bad… from the 1st to the 90th minute we didn’t do well and so when you go home you reflect and ask yourself some questions. We stunk. This team has quality, it has great players, but the desire to go beyond the obstacle and the determination must never be lacking.”

“Inter? Sunday will be a tough match, we will face the strongest team in the league. They have a lot of players at their disposal and a lot of options. Compared to last year, we had some difficulties against strong teams, but we won at San Siro, in Milan we drew against Milan and they have always been hard-fought matches. In big matches the details make the difference, you have to iron out the mistakes and take advantage of those 3-4 opportunities you have. Big matches are won with details.”

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