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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