Pirlo: ‘Roma need courage’

Andrea Pirlo wants Roma to show “courage and believe” they can overturn Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final.

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“It takes courage, you must believe you can get the result,” Pirlo told Roma TV as he arrived at the sold out Stadio Olimpico.

“Roma deserved a better result than 4-1 in the first leg and must go out there with the right mentality to score an early goal.

“I spoke to Daniele De Rossi this morning and wished him all the best. Hopefully he and Andres Iniesta can delight the crowd tonight.”

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