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Andreazzoli focused on short-term at Roma

Andreazzoli focused on short-term at Roma

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The Giallorossi head coach remains realistic about his side's ambitions for the remainder of the campaign, refusing to dwell too much on the prospect of a Champions League berth

Aurelio Andreazzoli has said that he would prefer to focus on Roma's next game against Parma than worry about lofty end-of-season goals.

The Lupi drew 1-1 with Udinese last week, a result which has left them eighth in Serie A and seven points behind AC Milan in third, making their bid for European football next season a huge challenge.

However, Andreazzoli claims he is unconcerned by the talk about Roma’s ambitions, stating that he will only focus on the next game.

"People wouldn't take me very seriously if I started talking about the Champions League at the moment," the 59-year-old was quoted as saying by Asroma.it.

"There are lots of teams ahead of us and I prefer not to talk about it. And if I start talking about other targets that are considered less important I could be misinterpreted and seen as someone who's happy to settle for less.

"I prefer to take things one day at a time - you can't make calculations about the future.

"The other week we were five points off the last Champions League spot, now we're further behind and lots of people have gone all negative."

Roma host 12th-placed Parma at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday and Andreazzoli was under no illusions as to the significance of the game for the club’s supporters.

"We must pull out all the stops tomorrow so that we can get the three points and meet our fans' expectations,” he continued.

"And obviously also because it's important for our league position."

Roma have won three of their five games since Zdenek Zeman was sacked on 2 February, and have 44 points from 28 games.

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