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ITALIANO PREVIEWS ROMA v FIORENTINA

21 August 2021

Coach Vincenzo Italiano speaks ahead of Roma v Fiorentina, opening game of the 2021/22 Serie A season.

ON ROMA AND MOURINHO - "We prepared the match during the week, it's our first important test, against a great side, with the return of a great coach."

ON FIORENTINA - "We'll try to create trouble to Roma, we need to be careful and we're hoping to start in the best possible way. We want to show what we prepared during the week, play our football, and take home a positive result. Results matter. I have many doubts on the team selection, based on the opponent and the strategy to use for each game."

ON VLAHOVIC - "Vlahovic is training hard and well and is focused."

ON THE CAPTAIN'S ARMBAND - "I believe the new captain could be Biraghi, he has the human qualities to do it."

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