Daniele De Rossi insists Roma are targeting a return to Europe rather than the Scudetto. “We are not the strongest team.”
The Giallorossi are top of the table with a 100 per cent record after six rounds, demolishing Bologna 5-0 this evening.
“This victory adds points and confidence. We no longer wet ourselves the way we used to in the past,” De Rossi told Sky Sport Italia.
“It can happen that someone makes a mistake, but we play like a real team now. I received an absurd yellow card at the end when we were 5-0 up because I didn’t want us to concede a goal. I care about us remaining the strongest defence in Serie A.
“Scudetto? We are top after six rounds, so it’s normal someone is going to think about it, but we are not the strongest team. Our objective is to get back into Europe and I’m sure we’ll achieve that.”
De Rossi was one of the most criticised players last season under Zdenek Zeman and then Aurelio Andreazzoli, but appears to have been reborn since Rudi Garcia’s arrival.
“I always try to play well and it doesn’t always work. I certainly have to be helped and this year I couldn’t ask for more help from the Coach, the club and the fans.”
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