Spalletti speaks ahead of Roma-Chievo

John Solano

Roma manager Luciano Spalletti spoke today ahead of tomorrow’s 2016 finale against Chievo, here is an excerpt of his words:

“The group has reacted very well after the loss to Juve. These defeats hurt, but you have to be able to analyse them objectively. Usually you talk in the dressing room after matches and there were some good things said, with people showing understanding of the current situation. We can’t throw everything away in five minutes because we’ve lost a match. Obviously, the defeat hurts and leaves us three points further behind Juventus, but you have to look at other things and they’re all in the players’ favour.”

“They need to maintain their belief and their confidence in what they’ve done and what they can still achieve needs to remain intact. That’s the right way to move forward and the lads are training well.”

“My future and contract? At the end of the year, you look at if there are the things in place to continue. If I don’t win anything it’s only right I step aside to make way for another. There is no controversy. The media have twisted my words. Since I haven’t won anything, I should get a five year contract. Is it better that way? Not for me, this way seems correct. I want to get results, just like you do when you write. Is that what you do, or do you want to take advantage of things for your own interests? I’d like to think that’s not the case.”

“Watching training yesterday, it was clear that they are absolutely determined to turn the disappointment of the defeat into a win against Chievo.”

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