Monchi: “They’ve spoken to me about these matches since I arrived.”


Roma sporting director Monchi to SportMediaset before Roma-Lazio:

How are you doing for the Derby?
Every since I arrived, they’ve been talking to me about these matches. Arriving from a city where there is an important derby with Betis, this is very similar. Today is a different day because the mind and heart are together, it is difficult to be calm.

Did you talk to Totti?
For him, it is a different match, it is the first time he is not on the pitch after so many years. He did good work this week in the dressing room because he is a Romanista.

Is the Italian league as you expected?
I was surprised by the amount of tactical work, the high level of managers. It is difficult to find a league where nearly all the managers are Italian, it’s important. Juve, Napoli, Roma, Inter and Milan, are all trained by Italians, it is beautiful. The amount of work on tactics surprised me a lot as did the level of referees.

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