Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has called on his players to show “the same mentality” against Chelsea in Tuesday’s Champions League game in Rome as they did in the 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago.
Roma have won all three of their league games since drawing 3-3 with Chelsea a fortnight ago, and Di Francesco called on his team to continue to build on the performance at Stamford Bridge.
“In London we saw a beautiful Roma and tomorrow I want to see the same mentality,” Di Francesco told Monday’s press conference at the Stadio Olimpico.
“I want the same mentality as the one we adopted in our previous games. The mentality must be the same. That game must be a starting point for us.
“The idea is also to be more realistic than during the last three league matches (three 1-0 wins) where we lacked something.”
He added: “I hope we will play with the same approach, maybe we can also be more effective and take more of our chances.
“We’re growing and the great strength of this team is that we give away very little.
“We respect Chelsea, but we’re also convinced about what we can do.”