De Rossi plays down Scudetto talk

The Roma midfielder insists that his side's focus is qualification for European football after they kept up their perfect start to the season with a 5-0 win over Bologna
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi says his side's primary aim for the season is to qualify for Europe, not to win the Scudetto.

The Giallorossi kept up their 100 per cent start to the season with a brilliant 5-0 win over Bologna on Sunday, sending them top of the table after six games.

They also possess the league's best defensive and attacking records, but the legendary midfielder feels they should not aim for the title just yet.

"Scudetto? We are top after six rounds, so it’s normal someone is going to think about it, but we are not the strongest team," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"Our objective is to get back into Europe and I’m sure we’ll achieve that."

Roma have conceded just one goal so far this season and De Rossi says he is keen for them to keep up their impressive defensive record.

“This victory adds points and confidence. We no longer wet ourselves the way we used to in the past," he continued.

“It can happen that someone makes a mistake, but we play like a real team now. I received an absurd yellow card at the end when we were 5-0 up because I didn’t want us to concede a goal.

"I care about us remaining the strongest defence in Serie A."