There’s so much news today that if words were food, even Fabio Simplicio would be stuffed. Let’s get to it!
De Rossi: We Believe
Roma capitano futuro/presente Daniele De Rossi says the side should believe in a run towards third place. “Third place? We must believe. We don’t have to change anything to reach it” the midfielder stated in an interview released today. “Surely Napoli’s, Lazio’s, and Udinese’s losses are an advantage.” De Rossi also singled out oft-maligned defender Simon Kjaer for praise for his performance against Novara. “Sunday he helped me a lot. He was one of the ones who helped me the most also because he knows the movement of the defense better than I do and I thanked him for that. I think he’s great.” De Rossi partnered the Dane at the back in the match during the weekend, which ended 5-2 for a Roma victory.
Fernando Gago will host a press interview tomorrow at 12:30 Italy time in Trigoria.
Francesco Totti trained in the gym today; Miralem Pjanic has some muscle discomfort but is expected to make the match this weekend; Fabio Simplicio is expected to miss the Lecce game due to a hip problem. Fabio Borini and Leandro Greco are continuing to recover, while Nicolas Burdisso will be in Argentina for the next two weeks to continue his long term injury recovery. Gabriel Heinze nearly finished his whole workout and should be good to go. The only doubt seems to be whether Totti or Erik Lamela will partner Bojan Krkic and Pablo Osvaldo up top.
Mercato News… With Some Actual News?!
Now this is intriguing: reports indicate that Walter Sabatini is keeping a close eye on Bayern Munich defender Breno. The 22-year-old Brazilian has not featured for the Bundesliga giants in a single match in the German league this year and could be available for pretty cheap.
Tomorrow Roma’s primavera take on Lazio in a showdown for top spot in the Campionato Nazionale Primavera. Lazio’s U-20 side are currently a point ahead of Roma, albeit with two more games played.