Fonseca: ‘Dzeko starts vs Wolfsberg’

Paulo Fonseca confirms Edin Dzeko will start in Roma’s decisive Europa League group game with Wolfsberg, but he’ll also “rotate the squad.”

It kicks off on Thursday at 20.00 GMT at the Stadio Olimpico and the Giallorossi can qualify for the next round with a point.

“Dzeko and Cengiz Under will start, Aleksandar Kolarov and Pau Lopez will not,” said the coach in his press conference.

“When we need Alessandro Florenzi, he will play, that is true of all the players in the squad and the decisions I make. I am thinking of rotating the squad, resting four or five players.

“I think Justin Kluivert will be ready to face SPAL. Javier Pastore is doing specific training work and should be back in a couple of weeks, while Bryan Cristante can return in January.”

Napoli sacked Carlo Ancelotti last night, hours after a 4-0 victory over Genk sent them into the Champions League Round of 16.

“I have always said Serie A is very difficult. I am sad when a colleague is fired and Carlo’s situation after last night’s game was tricky. I have great admiration for Carlo, he is an excellent coach, but these things happen and they are always sad.”

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