“I'm expecting a difficult game tomorrow night. Roma score a lot away from home and concede little, they are a top team,” revealed Mister Sarri at the start of his press conference. "It will be important for us to keep our shape and balance, also with different players in attack. However, I haven't decided anything yet, not even the formation.”
The tactician then touched on the status of some of his players: “Cuadrado trained in the gym as a precaution today. Alex Sandro has a problem with the transverse muscle but it's nothing serious. Both are to be evaluated.
“We'll evaluate Cristiano tomorrow morning. It depends on whether he is in the right condition to play the three games and if he is completely recovered. Rabiot came out of the last games with a couple of serious knocks. He'll also be evaluated tomorrow, he's a player with important physical quality, even during the recovery between games.
“Danilo is a reliable player who reads the game well. He is a big personality and is important inside the locker room. Higuain seems to be doing well and today in training he was very active. He's having a great season and has greatly improved as a team-player. Douglas Costa isn't yet at peak condition but he's doing well and is regaining training continuity.”
The Bianconeri came up against the Giallorossi a few weeks ago, running out 1-2 winners at Olimpico, and the coach is still aware that they should not be underestimated: “Roma are a strong team, therefore it's normal that against them you'll have periods of the game in which you'll suffer.