Fonseca: ‘Hope I make Ronaldo angry’

Roma boss Paulo Fonseca says he hopes to make Cristiano Ronaldo “angry” on Sunday and that his club are “vigilant” in the transfer market.

Portuguese pair Fonseca and Ronaldo go head-to-head this weekend, when Roma welcome Juventus to the Olimpico in Serie A.

“I don’t know what I’ll say to him, but I hope he’s angry after the game,” he told reporters when asked about his upcoming duel with the No 7.

“Juve are a great team, the best in Italy together with Inter, so it’ll be a tough game. Zaniolo will make it.

“It’ll be like a normal game. We’ll be playing against a great team, but for us it’ll be a normal game.

“Juve and Inter are the best teams in Italy, but I can’t say who are better. These are the games that we all want to play.”

Inevitably, the coach was also asked about Daniele De Rossi following his decision to retire and the Giallorossi’s transfer plans for January.

“We’re vigilant, but I can’t say any more than that.

“I don’t know De Rossi, but I know De Rossi the player and he was a great player who has just ended his career.

“He was a very good player, he had a great career and I like to talk to all the great football connoisseurs.”

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