Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi refusing to give up

Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi

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Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi says his side are not ready to throw in the towel this season and will continue to fight for silverware at both home and abroad.

After a bright start to the campaign, the Giallorossi have dropped off in recent months and currently trail Serie A leaders Juventus by seven points, following a run of just one win in their last six league games.

However, they should pick up points this weekend when they face bottom-club Parma and a positive result will undoubtedly give them a boost as they prepare to resume their European endeavours.

Rudi Garcia’s men were knocked out during the group stage of the Champions League but still have a chance of earning continental silverware, with them the current 11.00 favourites to win the Europa League, ahead of compatriots Napoli, who are their nearest rivals at 12.00.

Roma are due to face Feyenoord in the last 32 and are priced at 1.50 to win the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico, with the draw 4.10 and the Dutch outfit 5.90.

Despite his side’s doubters, Florenzi says no-one in the squad is giving up on either European or domestic glory and has promised their fans that they are willing to give their all until the end of the season.

“Second place or Scudetto?” the versatile Italian said. “We’ll just take it a game at a time, without making calculations to go back to the Roma we have been.

“Let’s be realistic, we’ll try to fight an all fronts [Serie A and the Europa League] as long as we can.”

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