ROME – Nine goals in the league, but above all continuity . It is one of the best seasons of Stephan El Shaarawy for goals scored and high performance. «Nine goals are an important goal, at the beginning of the season I said I wanted to arrive in double figures – admitted the striker to Match Program of Rome TV – But the main thing for me is the continuity in performance that is what I missed so much, that's why I'm happy. I played more and have a greater physical condition now. But there are still two months to go and we need to stay focused and try to do the best for myself and for the team ».
Last Monday's game against the Empoli was the first of Claudio Ranieri on the Roma bench . Three points, one goal from El Shaarawy and a different way from to approach to the race: «Ranieri has great experience, has had a positive impact, it has transmitted so much positivity to the team and we have changed the way of interpreting the game, even if the form is more or less the same, from 4-2-3-1 to 4-4-1-1. The way of playing has changed, it has given different indications from those it gave Di Francesco, he is a coach who has immediately stimulated us, who makes his philosophy of determination and wickedness. We followed him and we took home the victory ».
El Shaarawy now has to transmit continuity also to his team. Saturday against Spal the Giallorossi will be looking for the second victory in a row to remain attached to the Champions train : «We need a victory on Saturday. It will not be easy because they come from two defeats but are fighting for salvation so they will put so much determination and anger in their field to bring home this victory. We will prepare for the best and we will try to take away the 3 points ».