Abel Balbo: I will return to Roma. Di Francesco is ready for a top club

In an interview with Sky Sport, former Roma forward Abel Balbo has revealed that he has spoken to club CEO Umberto Gandini about a return to the Giallorossi in a management role, and has also commented that the club’s probable next coach Eusebio Di Francesco is ready to make the step up from Sassuolo to a big club.

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James Pallotta: Stadio della Roma by 2020, or I go

Corriere dello Sport (Guido D’Ubaldo) James Pallotta was speaking freely at the end of the game. The president stopped in the mixed zone and made a remarkable announcement. “If the stadium isn’t done by 2020 I’ll be forced to go back home, you won’t see me in the stands any more. Roma will have to find another owner. The stadium is an opportunity for the city, one of the most beautiful projects in the world, but if the politicians don’t want it then what can we do? There should be news before 15th June, there shouldn’t be problems.”

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Alessandro Del Piero: Francesco Totti has to play for Roma against Genoa

Speaking to Radio Uno, Alessandro Del Piero has urged Luciano Spalletti to play Francesco Totti in what is likely to be his final game for Roma against Genoa. There are just two games left this season, and the Juventus legend has called on the Roma coach to play Totti in next week’s clash at the Olimpico – even if the Giallorossi are still fighting to hold onto 2nd place.

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