Roma legend Giuseppe Giannini discusses Giallorossi’s chances in Rome derby

Andy Mattioli

Legendary Roma captain Giuseppe Giannini shared his thoughts on the team’s chances heading into Sunday’s Derby della Capitale.

In an interview with Radio Radio, Giannini commented, “The derby is a game that is always very much felt and ultimately it subconsciously affects you even before kick-off.”

“It would happen to me all the time. You want to be present and determine the game in an important way. You want to get to it with as few problems as possible. It’s tricky.”

“Mourinho’s words after losing the match with Slavia Praha 2-0, massacring the players, in my opinion, were a strategy to encourage them ahead of Sunday and make them take accountability for their actions.”

“A great coach does this. A coach who allows himself to question his player’s professionalism does so in order to show how he controls them. This makes it clear that he is above every player and whatever personality there is in the locker room. This leaves me a bit perplexed because in any case there are important players, like Lukaku and the various nationals.”

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