The Greek defender is ready for the Derby della Capitale that will take place on Saturday at Stadio Olimpico.
We are going to watch a very tough derby, especially for Roma. The giallorossi begun the 2018-19 campaign struggling but after their win against Frosinone they want to go ahead on the right path.
Kostas Manolas was asked about the rivalry between Roma and Lazio.
“You have to face the derby with competitive nastiness giving your best on the field,” said the Greek defender to the AS Roma match program. “Whoever will play on Saturday will give his best to win. They are a compact side able to wait and counterattack. But we know how they play and we can face them properly. We are the better side.”
Manolas also spoke about De Rossi‘s achievement. The captain made 600 appearances with Roma.
“After Totti, he is the symbol of Roma. He is our captain and leader. Everybody dreams to replicate his career. He is role model,” continued the Roma defender.