Spalletti speaks ahead of Crotone

John Solano

Roma manager Luciano Spalletti held his usual pre match press conference today at Trigoria ahead of tomorrow’s match against Crotone, here are his words:

The available?
Only Vermaelen will not be called, but he is getting better so if he improves in the coming days it’s possible he will return against Toro. The others are all fine.

Do you think Roma lack depth?
No. The roster isn’t too thin. Of course we should have more available players but the roster isn’t thin, the question obviously refers to the injured player. It is not thin, we are good, and have quality.

How is Salah? Your expectations of him?
I always give a team talk, Salah is a player who needs support and enthusiasm to express what he can give in a match. The attackers then have a greater weight to carry because if you don’t score…In the aspect of determination. We have to be more venomous.

What do you think of Pallotta and his statements?
The President is outstanding, the kind of president that I have the pleasure to work with. He has this great enthusiasm and desire to improve Roma, we are seeing the commitment. He has many qualities, he is a chameleon he can be very serious in the dressing room or a comedian at dinner. He’s a person who conveys confidence, who believes in you. To use an American saying: he is a kind of guy who you would buy a used car from. Surely he is innovative, a wonderful person.

De Rossi?
He served his three match sentence of having lost the armband: I got the reaction I wanted. If he plays tomorrow he will be the captain.

You always think twice before leaving a guy like Nainggolan out, but we have a large squad so he may get a rest.