Speaking during the press conference ahead of tomorrow night game vs Chelsea, midfielder Rajda Nainggolan shows his respect for the Blues, but says As Roma will do all they can in order to win the game and come a step closer to the Champions League last 16.
“We respect Chelsea but we know how good we are too. They’re a great side but we’ll compete.” – Nainggolan said – Beating Chelsea would certainly be a major step in qualifying for the knockout stage. We know we can still improve, we can still get better. But we will take things one game at a time. Chelsea are a big team, but we know what we are capable of and our worth. We played a great game in London, we could have won it, but we need to be aware of Chelsea too. We will be playing in front of our own fans, a big crowd, and we have everything it takes to win the game.”
Also Nainggolan spoke about Antonio Conte and the fact that Chelsea tried to sign him during the summer transfer window: “Well I made my choice. I am always focused, I always have been, and fully concentrated on doing my best. I never hesitated or thought for a minute about leaving, so it doesn’t matter if it’s Chelsea or anyone else. It’s always nice to play against a top team, and like all professionals I know how to prepare for them. I’m ready to give my best and hope to play well.”
Then Radja Nainggolan also had his say about rotations: “Well a player always wants to play, wants to play every game – otherwise he’s not a footballer. But it is also important to rest and recover, because sometimes other players might be fitter than you. We are rotating at the moment and the results are there to see.”