Di Francesco, Roma’s Approach a Key Factor Against CSKA Moscow

Eusebio Di Francesco | AS Roma

The Italian coach held a press conference ahead of the Champions League clash CSKA Moscow-Roma.

Roma have the possibility to qualify to the next round of the Champions League. If the giallorossi will be able to defeat the Russian side tomorrow, the Italian powerhouse will get a secure access to the knockout stage.

In today’s press conference, Eusebio Di Francesco pointed out that the approach of his team will be a key factor to do well against a very dangerous side.

Our mentality doesn’t have to change. We cannot simply manage a match. We need to approach the game well. They are going to put us under pressure, especially at the beginning of the match as they did against Real Madrid,” said Di Francesco to the press. “But we must always have the desire to hit our opponents.”

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Tomorrow, we have to show that we are on a positive path in the Champions League. Everybody can see that the team is improving albeit we lack in continuity. In the long run that is a factor that make a difference. But we have to focus on our mentality as well. We have to believe in ourselves,” continued the Roma coach.”

The Italian coach has also admitted that the talented winger Justin Kluivert could be a starter tomorrow. If the Dutch will play on the left flank, Florenzi should be redirected on the right offensive side. Santon should be playing as a right-back behind the Italy international.

NZonzi will lead the operations in midfield. Probably, Cristante will support the Frenchman with Lo. Pellegrini as a trequartista behind Dzeko.

Manolas and Fazio should be playing as centre-backs with Kolarov on the left defensive side.

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