Sassuolo Coach Roberto De Zerbi “put more faith in some players than they really deserved” and intends to give Atalanta a real game tomorrow.
As we go into the final 90 minutes of the Serie A season, Atalanta, Inter, Milan and Roma are battling for two Champions League places.
Gennaro Gattuso insists he was “never told Milan were obliged to qualify for the Champions League, I was just asked to try and that’s what we’re doing.”
Gian Piero Gasperini feels Atalanta deserve the Champions League for their consistent, attacking approach. “The tension is building, but it’s positive tension.”
Sassuolo owner Giorgio Squinzi warns he is “not entirely convinced by Roberto De Zerbi, Khouma Babacar” or their defenders this season.
Sassuolo have officially extended their contracts with Alessandro Matri and Gianluca Pegolo to June 2020.
Juventus have reportedly exercised an option to sign Sassuolo and Turkey defender Merih Demiral.
The referees for Serie A Week 38 have been announced, with Daniele Orsato handed the relegation playout between Fiorentina and Genoa.
Serie A has confirmed that Atalanta, Inter, Milan and Roma will all play for Champions League qualification at the same time this Sunday.
Milan are reportedly close to signing Sassuolo and Italy midfielder Stefano Sensi for just €13m.
Gian Piero Gasperini felt “regret” that Atalanta only picked up a point against Juventus, but they are one win away from the Champions League.
Claudio Ranieri criticised Roma for their handling of the Daniele De Rossi situation, selling “the spine of the team” and warned they won’t be back in the Champions League for a while.
Roberto De Zerbi felt Sassuolo could’ve done better after a draw with Roma. “We haven’t scored nearly enough goals this season.”
Claudio Ranieri felt Roma “gave everything we had, but some seasons things just don’t go your way” after a 0-0 draw at Sassuolo.
Roma clipped the woodwork twice with Edin Dzeko and Justin Kluivert, but also wasted chances in a disappointing 0-0 draw at Sassuolo.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, Udinese-SPAL, Genoa-Cagliari and Sassuolo-Roma.
Roma director Ricky Massara asked everyone to “transform the tumult of emotions into positive energy” against Sassuolo after the Daniele De Rossi saga.
Roma must beat Sassuolo to stay in the hunt for a Champions League place, so Cengiz Under and Nicolò Zaniolo start with Edin Dzeko.
Roberto De Zerbi hit back at those doubting Sassuolo motivation against Roma. “It’s our duty to play 100 per cent in every match.”
Kostas Manolas is out of tomorrow’s Serie A match against Sassuolo after the Roma defender sprained his ankle.