Roma midfielder Bove looks ahead to ‘very difficult’ game against Milan

By Ben Dixon -

After being eliminated from the Coppa Italia, AC Milan will look to immediately bounce back with a positive result at the San Siro against AS Roma. 

Milan’s exit from the Coppa Italia came through frustrating and controversial circumstances, and there has to be a marked improvement by the side in this weekend’s Serie A fixture to continue their recent good form in the league.

On the other hand, Roma will also be looking for an instant bounce back, having lost a Derby della Capitale that would have seen them get into the final four of the Coppa Italia.

This season for the Giallorossi has been below average, with Jose Mourinho’s side sitting in ninth – whilst the gap between them and the Champions League places is not massive, the side have been too inconsistent to properly challenge for a place so far.

Roma midfielder, Edoardo Bove spoke to club media after their Coppa Italia exit, and his words have been relayed by MilanNews.

Thoughts on the loss to Lazio?

“A tight game, conditioned by an incident that caught us unprepared at the start of the second half and then we weren’t able to put things right. We tried to get back level, but losing the derby hurts, and we need to restart against Milan.”

The focus is now on Serie A…

“Absolutely. Milan will be a very difficult game. We have to close these wounds with the strength of the group, alone it is much more difficult to overcome these disappointments. The strength of the group will make the difference.”

This group’s strength can always be seen…

“We leave everything on the pitch – matches can go well or badly. The goal is to leave your soul on the pitch.”

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    1. hey hey hey i like gypsy movies like those made by Emir Kusturica and some gypsy music as well, no need to stoop down to that even though i understand the pun but romani is not the same as coming from rome.

      Either way can anyone on SempreMilan explain me if coppa Italia red cards/bans is dragged over to Serie A, because Roma had two players thrown out against Lazio in the Coppa and is now out as well. Pretty sure it at least at one point would intertwine between the competitions.

      Regardless of the current gloom i think we will win with 2 goals on Sunday.

      1. Hi Martin, if I’m not wrong, red cards in Coppa Italia will not be served in Serie league games. It will be effective in their next Coppa game instead. Having said that, the 2 players may still not play against Milan. Mancini is actually still struggling with injury whereas Sardar Azmoun should be off for the Asian Cup.

      2. I also wish that Milan will prevail over Roma this Sunday. Without Dybala, Mourinho will definitely use his signature ‘park-the-bus’ tactic to frustrate Milan. This is where Milan will implode if they cannot contain their anxiety as Milan and Mister Pioli know they must win this game. Roma will do their best to irritate Milan, forcing them to commit self errors in a state of frenzy.

          1. I’m not a football tactician to begin with, so I may not be right. But I believe formations do not dictate whether or not it is a ‘park-the-bus’ tactic. It is more of the game approach when you dun have ball possession. Usually a low block, with as many bodies as possible behind the ball, to limit opponent’s offenses to just shooting from outside the box, are the fundamentals of ‘park-the-bus’. Does Milan ‘park-the-bus’? With their aggressive high line pressing, I dun think so.

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