De Rossi: “I Want to See a Motivated Team, With Great Intensity”
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by Admin
2h ago
Roma manager Daniele De Rossi says he wants to see a motivated team with great intensity, ahead of their match with Torino. The Giallorossi are fresh from qualification to the last 16 of the Europa League, but speaking ahead of the game, De Rossi dismissed any notion of hangover from last Thursday’s match with Feyenoord, despite the game going to penalties: “The team is in good spirits,” said De Rossi while reflecting on the Giallorossi’s recent success in the Europa League. “There is enthusiasm as always when you win a match like this. But there will be some physical consequences, we ran for ..read more
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Buongiorno: “Staying at Torino was the Right Choice, I Feel Good Here”
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5h ago
Torino defender Alessandro Buongiorno says staying with the club in the summer was the right choice for him. The 24-year-old is among the most in-demand players in Serie A, having been closely linked with a move to Milan when the summer transfer window opens. Speaking with La Gazzetta dello Sport, the defender explained why he chose to remain in Turin this season, his inspirations on the pitch and what its like to play under Ivan Juric: “The most beautiful, most intense moment of my experience here at Toro was when, at Superga, Captain Rodriguez told me that I would read the names of the play ..read more
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Balzaretti: “Lucca’s goal should never have been disallowed. In England, they laugh at us”
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5h ago
Udinese director Federico Balzaretti was incensed following their defeat to Genoa: “Lucca’s goal should never have been disallowed.” The defeat leaves the Friulian club perilously close to the relegation zone, just three points clear of 18th place. Speaking with Sky Sport Balzaretti explained his anger at the refereeing decisions and a disallowed goal, which he felt should have been awarded: “I wanted to review the episode of Lucca’s goal. It should never have been disallowed. We’re not questioning the result, but the player comes into contact with De Winter; it’s a clash. If this is consider ..read more
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Sassuolo Sack Dionisi Sacked: Bigica and Ballardini lined up as Potential Replacements
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6h ago
Sassuolo have made the decision to sack coach Alessio Dionisi, with only the official announcement pending. A home defeat to Empoli has left the Neroverdi in 18th place, firmly in the bottom half of the table and in danger of being relegated in May. Sky Sport Italia report that only the official announcement is awaited, but in the meantime, Sassuolo will be looking for Dionisi’s successor, as the team will take the field on Wednesday against Napoli. The training session after the defeat against Empoli, initially scheduled for the morning, has been moved to 3 p.m. Sassuolo could also opt for an ..read more
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Retegui: “Playing in the Euros with Italy would be a dream”
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6h ago
Genoa striker Mateo Retegui says playing for the Italian national team at the EURO’s this summer would be a ‘dream’. The 24-year-old was once again on the goal sheet for the Grifone in their 2-0 win over Udinese, and speaking in the post-match with Sky Sport, he explained his hopes for the summer: “Gilardino and the entire staff help me a lot day by day, they trust me in every game. In training, they give me a lot of advice, to act as a pivot, to try movements,” Retegui said to Sky Sport after Genoa-Udinese. On his dream wearing the Italy shirt: “I really want to go to the National Team, but ..read more
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Gilardino: “Three crucial points. The future? We haven’t talked about it yet”
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6h ago
Genoa coach Alberto Gilardino says he hopes to emulate Gian Piero Gasperini by spending a full season with the Grifone. Goals from Mateo Retegui and Mattia Bani in the second half helped Genoa secure a 2-0 victory over Udinese, marking a return to winning ways. The Rossoblù now stand at 33 points in the league table, with a comfortable 13-point lead over the relegation zone. Following the match, Alberto Gilardino spoke to Sky Sport Italia and reflected on a massively positive season for the club: “I’m very happy. Happy with the players’ performance; they interpreted the game in the best possi ..read more
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Palladino: “Goals? Berlusconi always told me to think big”
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6h ago
Rafaelle Palladino says former Monza president Silvio Berlusconi always told him to think big when appointing him as coach. Goals in the second half from Daniel Maldini and Matteo Pessina helped the Biancorossi secure a big away victory against Salernitana, taking them to 36 points, leveling with Napoli and Torino. At the end of the match, Rafaelle Palladino spoke with DAZN and explained the significance of the win: Palladino commented on his team’s performance: “I am very satisfied; they put in a great performance. Against Milan, there was great joy, and today’s match confirms the strength o ..read more
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Pioli: “We Face An Atalanta Side In Good Form”
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23h ago
Milan coach Stefano Pioli offered an update on his players ahead of a key match against fifth placed Atalanta: “We will face a team in good form.” The Rossoneri missed the chance to climb to second place after last weekends loss to Monza and face a tougher challenge when taking on high-flying Atalanta. Spekaing to the press ahead of the game, Pioli confirmed the statis of some of his squad and explained how he will approach the match: Tomorrow it will be a direct clash. What do you expect? “It’s an important match for the league table, to get back to winning ways. It will be difficult, we, At ..read more
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De Zerbi: ‘I Have Great Respect For De Rossi’
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1d ago
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi says he has great respect for new Roma coach Daniele De Rossi ahead of their Europa League clash. The two sides will meet in the last 16 of the competition, and speaking in a recent press conference, De Zerbi addressed the draw and the prospect of facing the Giallorossi:  “De Rossi is a friend of mine. Our daughters share a great friendship, and I hold immense respect for him,” De Zerbi conveyed to reporters, his words tinged with a sense of camaraderie. The Brighton manager’s belief in De Rossi’s coaching acumen predates his tenure at Roma. “I already k ..read more
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Pulse check Juve
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by TGP
1d ago
How fickle the football gods can be eh! Only four games ago, even the long confirmed cynical such as myself were believing the worm had turned. A superb run of results since that disastrous defeat to Sassuolo saw us flow through 19 games unbeaten, 4 draws and 15 victories. Which lifted us to a strong 2nd spot in the table, even briefly flirting with top position. I had sincerely began to feel and write that for the first time in many moons I was experiencing sensations that we may well be recovering a side to be proud of, to feel connected to and excited by. This felt good, when starved of suc ..read more
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