Fazio: ‘Roma training well’

Roma defender Federico Fazio is looking forward to tonight’s International Champions Cup match with Juventus. “We’re training well.”

It kicks off in Foxborough, near Boston, at 21.05 UK time (20.05 GMT).

“Juventus work differently to Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham. These are important games for us and these pre-season friendlies are important for testing out what the new Coach is teaching us in training. It doesn’t matter who we are up against,” the defender told Roma TV.

Eusebio Di Francesco has taken over from Luciano Spalletti and implemented his 4-3-3 system.

“These are the first two weeks working with the Coach and staff, so it’s crucial we get to know each other, realise what he wants from us both on and off the field.

“Pre-season training is also beneficial when it comes to creating a group dynamic so we can have a strong campaign. Every area of the team is working well, both physically and tactically.”

Fazio has been revitalised at Roma, even earning an international recall for Argentina.

“Playing for my country is always a wonderful gift and important for any player, but right now I am concentrated on working with Roma. I want a great season.”