ROMA MUST DO EVERYTHING TO KEEP SPALETTI-DE ROSSI

Roma star Daniele De Rossi has told the club to “do everything to keep” Luciano Spalletti after the coach came under fire in the wake of the Coppa Italia semi-final defeat to bitter rivals Lazio.

A second-half Mohamed Salah doubled actually saw Roma claim a 3-2 win in Tuesday’s second leg, but Lazio’s 2-0 triumph from their first meeting at the start of March ultimately ensured Simone Inzaghi’s men progressed.

Despite that setback, Roma remain well placed in Serie A as they sit in second and only six points behind leaders Juventus with eight games to go.

And De Rossi believes that Spalletti is doing a stellar job, insisting that nobody will do a better job with the current crop.

“Spalletti impacted on me the most [of all his coaches],” he told Undici. “I began to see the game through the eyes of him and it’s wonderful.

“Ignoring what I might do and the fact that sometimes he has a difficult personality to deal with, Roma should do everything to keep him because he’ll be the best [for Roma].”

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