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De Rossi says Roma ‘would have preferred one of the others’ after drawing Barcelona

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Roma captain Daniele De Rossi has given his reaction after his side were drawn with Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League,

“There were only great sides left in the draw. Maybe we would have preferred one of the others but we are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and already showed how proud we were about that,” he said.

“We were going to face one of the best seven sides around, maybe it’s a shame we ended up with arguably the best, but that’s the draw.

“So enough about luck or bad luck, we will focus on the two league games ahead of us and then, when the time comes, we will prepare and prepare very well for two huge nights, two big European occasions for Roma. We’ll get ready, be very prepared. Never say never.”

Source | AS Roma

Roma have two Serie A games before they head to Camp Nou. They head to Crotone on Sunday and then to Bologna after the international break.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side are on a decent run having won their last three games on the bounce, including a 4-2 victory at Napoli.