" It is time to bring home this trophy, which Rome has not won for so many years" . To be exact from May 24, 2008, 2-1 at Inter with goals from Mexes and Perrotta, as reported by Gianluca Piacentini on Corriere della Sera .
The formation of the Giallorossi has no intention of snubbing the race Italian Cup next Monday, against Virtus Entella at the Olimpico (21 hours live TV on Rai 2, referee Di Paolo). It certifies Juan Jesus with statements that are a promise: " It is an important trophy and we must get to the bottom – his words to the company's Match Program-. Last year we went out too early against Turin. We must respect our opponent, who has eliminated Genoa, but we are Roma and we must do our duty, that is to win and pass the turn. It would be nice to win the Cup, for us and for the company. We want to help Rome grow ".
Given the now certain absence of Manolas (in addition to those of De Rossi, Nzonzi, El Shaarawy and Olsen ), it will be up to him to pair with Fazio or with Marcano in the center of the defense, a finished department often under accusation: with 24 goals in the passive, the yellow-red one is the tenth defense of Serie A together to that of Parma, a yield not up to expectations.