Monchi eager ahead of Derby

John Solano

Roma sporting director, Monchi, to Premium Sport before Lazio-Roma:

How do you win this match?
It would be the perfect ending to this week. We face a rival who, after the defeat against Salzburg, will want to win the Derby for their fans. It’s a difficult match, but for me, it’s as important as the one on Tuesday against Barcelona. This is the league, for us, it is important to qualify for the Champions League and for the future. We must forget what we did on Tuesday and realise the importance of the match.

Is the team able to put the match from Tuesday in the past?
The Derby is useful, if it was just another match we could still be focused on Barcelona. We know what the Derby means for the city and we need to qualify.

How do we move from Dzeko being on the market to being decisive in the Champions League?
Once we decided he would not go to Chelsea, he needed to work on his mindset. He is a great professional, once this possibility was forgotten, he was concentrated only on Roma.

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