I am not worried about losing against Lazio - Roma's Luis Enrique

The former Barcelona B man has told reporters that he is not concerned about defeat to the club's rivals on Sunday, despite his job reportedly being under pressure
Roma coach Luis Enrique has declared he is not worried about losing against Lazio on Sunday, the Spaniards first Rome derby in charge of the club.

The former Barcelona B man has come under pressure since his summer arrival after making a poor start to the campaign.

However, the big-spending side have improved of late and go into the game versus their fierce rivals on the back of successive victories in Serie A.

"Clearly it is not a game like any other, but I am not worried by winning or losing the derby. I just want to do my best so that my team can with every match," he told reporters in his press conference.

"I'm not thinking about my future, nor the idea that if I lose the derby and win every other match, I'll still get fired. I've said many times the club supports me and I've never felt any doubts."

The 41-year-old also refused to write off Sunday's opposition, despite Roma's recent superb form against Edoardo Reja's men.

"Lazio are a strong side with three quality strikers of international level. Miroslav Klose will be motivated and I'm happy he is fit enough to feature. I studied Lazio this season and past derbies  to understand how they move," he added.

"Of course I hope the pressure of losing five consecutive derbies weigh on Lazio's shoulders. On the other hand, we are still building a new project and they are more complete at this stage. I fear their collective ability and individuals like Hernanes.

Luis Enrqie ended the press conference by calling Reja his 'lucky charm', given the coach's poor record against Roma but refused to slate his opposite number.

"I wont fall into that trip. I have the upmost respect for all coaches. I realise it's a playful joke in Rome, but I won't talk about it," he concluded.

Roma defeated Lazio 2-0 twice last season in Serie A while also securing a 2-1 victory against their rivals to knock them out of the Coppa Italia.