Eusebio Di Francesco: 'Roma standing by me'

Eusebio Di Francesco believes Roma players and fans are “standing by me. i'm accustomed to facing up to things and not effort.”...

Eusebio Di Francesco 'Roma standing by me'

Eusebio Di Francesco believes Roma players and fans are “standing by me. i'm accustomed to facing up to things and not effort.”

The encounter with Genoa kicks off on Sunday at 19.30 GMT.

The Giallorossi lost their last 2 Champions League games, but still qualified for the round of sixteen, whereas in Serie A they're down in seventh place on a par with Sassuolo, Parma and Atalanta.

 Daniele de Rossi didn’t manage the whole coaching session, but he's in the squad. i would like him to be with the team and he needs to remain with me,” same the Coach in his press conference.

Edin Dzeko, Stephan El Shaarawy and Lorenzo Pellegrini stay on the treatment table.

 Genoa reacted very well to going a man down against SPAL last Sunday. they have 2 forwards who work okay together in Krzysztof Piatek and Christian Kouame.”

The focus was inevitably on their current crisis and reports Di Francesco may be discharged if he doesn’t win this match.

There are reports Roma are moving to a 3-4-3 formation with Patrik Schick dropped and Nicolò Zaniolo as a False nine.

 We all face to reality, we evaluated the mistakes made and the attitudes that were wrong. Everything is possible tactically, however the foremost vital issue is to discover the team spirit we were missing against Viktoria Plzen, where we lost too many individual battles.

 I worked on both a four-man and three-man defence, thus we can adapt based on the characteristics of the players at our disposal.

 This game has to represent a rebirth, because we’ve all been put under the spotlight, including the Coach. We’ve ought to fire the team up, yes, but not too much.

 You always question me concerning Schick, before that he didn’t play enough, currently that you assume he plays too much. nobody has a guaranteed spot in this team.

 I feel the lads are standing by me, however at times you actually need to provide your all and something doesn’t come out right. more than them giving me something, I ought to be giving something to them.

 I am aware of facing up to things and not running away. The fans might or won't be glad, but I still expect nice support. I realise i've got a special place in their hearts for what i'm, but also what I portrayed in the past. apart from being the Roma Coach, i'm DiFra and i feel that I owe them something.

 There isn't any time to think about disappointments, you have to think positive. In life there are those who will let you down or they can stand by your side for a time period. If I try and analyse a game or a goal and discover what went wrong, it’s not to point the finger of blame, it’s to make sure we all learn from it. These lads need to mature and take on some responsibility.”

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