Manolas backs Roma pair

Roma defender Kostas Manolas has backed ‘champions’ Edin Dzeko and Patrik Schick to get back among the goals soon.

Schick’s record arrival from Sampdoria last summer has yielded just one goal, while fellow striker Dzeko has netted only once in the League since October.

Nonetheless, Manolas told Sky Sport Italia when asked if his Roma teammates had any problems: “They don’t have any.

“They’re two champions, they’re working well in training and they’ll be back scoring goals soon.”

The Greek turned down a lucrative offer from Zenit St Petersburg last summer, and he reiterated his happiness at the Olimpico.

“There was an offer and I was close to leaving, but ultimately I wanted to stay here and I’m happy with the choice I made,” he concluded.