Roma is ready to face Shakhtar Donetsk at the Stadio Olimpico. The sporting director analyzed this event and spoke about his adventure in Rome.
Just a few more hours before the big Champions League clash Roma–Shakhtar Donetsk. Di Francesco‘s crew know the importance of this match and Monchi confirmed that the team can defeat the Ukrainian champions.
“This is one of the most important matches of the last period,” said the Spaniard to ‘Play Fútbol’, a TV program broadcasted by ‘Cadena Ser’.
“I am getting used to the Italian football and Roma more and more. Now it’s better with both language and habits, I know my team better. This is a special club, which has a great media impact. Overall I’m happy.”
“We play the possibility of reaching the quarterfinals against a difficult opponent. It would be important for the growth of the club. We approach the match with motivation and concentration. It’s not easy, but it’s not even impossible.”
“Shakhtar built a good team. The team is made up of Brazilians, Taison, Marlos, Bernard and above all Fred, who is the most important player they have. On the offensive level, they are very strong. They have a good Portuguese coach. We know their qualities, which we have already suffered in the first leg. In general, we are happy with our Champions League campaign. We hope to be even happier today.”