Roma can still finish third, says Andreazzoli

The Italian coach believes that a Champions League qualification place is not out of reach for his Giallorossi side - as long as their good form continues
Roma coach Aurelio Andreazzoli has spoken of his belief that his side can continue to climb the Serie A table and claim a Champions League place.

The Italian club have been resurgent following the sacking of former coach Zdenek Zeman and the appointment of Andreazzoli, winning their last two games, and their coach believes that there is no reason why their blistering form cannot continue.

The 59-year-old acknowledged that finishing third would be a difficult challenge but refused to rule it out.

"Third place? It's tough, but it costs nothing to dream. If we see the reality, the situation is complicated, but those who do not dream cease to live," he said in an interview with La Repubblica.

"In terms of points, it is complicated. [Thinking about our long-term objectives] makes no sense but to divert our attentions onto our next match [against Genoa]."

Andreazzoli also spoke cautiously about the challenge posed by their next Serie A challengers, adding: "They are a compact and balanced team, and the defence concede few goals."