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Ranieri is confident Roma can still fight for the title...

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri has said Scudetto belief is still high at Trigoria as he prepares to take his team to Parma on Saturday.

The Lupi are looking to move back into first place after last week's slip to Sampdoria.

And Ranieri has sanguine views on the Scudetto fight with Inter.

"Roma still believe in the Scudetto," he told the press.

"The team always reacts, the players have this crazy strength. You win, lose and draw, but I can say that the team has reacted well after last week and they are determined and motivated."

Ranieri is not expecting a light task at the Ennio Tardini, and has warned his players to stay alert.

"Parma? They are tranquil after having reached their objective. It will be hot, and so we have to play with intelligence and motivation."

There have been suspiscions that bitter city rivals Lazio will throw their game against Inter. But Ranieri feels that notion is more of a media point-scoring exercise.

"I think Lazio will play to their best, but if Inter win they will show that they are the best, just like they have been showing in Europe," he added.

"Lazio will play to win."

"But destiny is no longer in our hands only, it's in Inter's too. It depends on our results and theirs."

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