Florenzi: CL is Roma’s objective

Alessandro Florenzi has declared that the Champions League is Roma’s ‘objective’ for the rest of the season.

Roma memorably reached the Champions League semi-finals last season, coming back from 4-1 down against Barcelona along the way, and Florenzi revealed the Giallorossi were hoping to not only ‘retrace’ their steps but possibly go one better.

“We finished 2018 with the right impression,” the right-back told Sport Mediaset.

“Now we need more continuity and positive results. We know we can and must do better. We must try to find ourselves as a group, even if the group has always been the base from where we’ve picked up again.

“The group can save you from any situation, so continuing to win altogether must be our objective, also because games aren’t won alone.

“The Coppa Italia could be a very important objective for Roma. We mustn’t take dreams out of our minds.

“Even if we know Serie A is impossible, we have another objective, which is the Champions League.

“I’m not saying it’s a utopia, but it would really be a dream to retrace what we did last season and improve on it, even if it won’t be easy.

“I don’t think we lack malice. Sometimes we haven’t been clinical enough. I’m not just talking about the strikers but rather everyone, myself included.

“We’re lacking a bit in this regard, similar to how we’re lacking in desire to not concede goals.

“I’m not just talking about the defenders but rather the whole team. These are things that we had last season and we have to find them again.”

See the latest Serie A predictions and betting tips with Eurotips.co.uk