11 January 2020
“It's a difficult match,” declared Mister Sarri. “We have to find continuity in this current period and continue on with the good we did against Cagliari.
“I expect Fonseca’s team to make a good impression. He's working well. He's a great coach. He has a lot of technical players and he knows how to snatch the game when Roma regains the ball, but they also know how to recapture the ball after lost possession. They can be very dangerous.”
Sarri then went on to add before issuing an update on Matthijs: “Our offensive potential is very high, and we can continuously improve it. De Ligt is starting to improve. He still has a shoulder injury, but we hope he will return as soon as possible."
The coach then concluded by saying: “Given the quality of the players I have at my disposal; the rotations don't change the philosophy of the game much. We can be better at exploiting the spaces created by Ronaldo and Dybala; Ramsey, Khedira and Rabiot all have the characteristics to be able to do it.”