The giallorossi face Cagliari at the Sardegna Arena with only one possible result, the victory. Roma on the road with several players injured. Di Francesco prays for everything to go well.
“I don’t have many solutions. I’m thinking about everything that can help us. The best thing to do now is to pray,” said Di Francesco in yesterday’s press conference ahead of Cagliari-Roma.
Although it would not be necessary to create an alibi for the group, the Italian coach is right. Many Roma players are not going to be available for the next few matches due to unexpected injuries. Trigoria had never been so full of injured players, largely above the championship averages.
As reported by the Italian outlet La Repubblica, Di Francesco’s men have had 32 injuries up to now. Muscle injuries worry the Roma executives, even more, 20 from the beginning of the season. Although many trainers have been replaced in recent years, the current situation in the Italian capital is still critical.
But today’s match against Cagliari could be the right one to restart on the right path and get closer to the Champions League spots. As announced by EDF yesterday, the Greek defender is still not fit, “Marcano trained very well and could be a starter. It depends on Manolas if he will play. But against Cagliari, we have to demonstrate that we made that necessary mental leap.”
Apparently, Marcano should be playing with Fazio after a long period spent on the bench. Di Francesco will play many talented youngsters as well. Roma need three points to give new life to their season.