(IN THE PHOTO: Romagnoli takes a selfie with the fans)
MILAN – Rossoneri defender Alessio Romagnoli took part at an event with the club’s official partner Levissima on Thursday in Milan. As well as signing autographs and posing for photos for the fans, the Italian also took the chance to speak to gathered journalists. These were his thoughts:
"I don’t know if I will play this weekend, it’s down to the coach to make his team-choices. We know we didn’t play well in the last game versus Sassuolo. We went there to do well, but now is the time to move on and bounce back. We need to go to the Bentegodi this weekend, play our game and it’s important that we win. Our goal remains Champions League qualification and while we can still achieve that, we will fight until the very end. If Roma don’t break away, we will keep going for it. Rumours surrounding Mihajlovic? These are questions for the coach and the club. He was a fundamental figure for me at Sampdoria and here now at Milan. I hope to keep playing under him. We’re in good shape and we know where we went wrong in the last game and we cannot repeat those mistakes. If we want to qualify for the Champions League, I think we have to win every single game from now until the end of the season. Luiz Adriano is a great player and vital to us, but it is down to the coach to decide who plays. Mexes? I am happy for him, he is a great person and a top defender. We all hope the coach stays and we are all behind him. Formation? 4-4-2 or 4-3-3, very little changes. We can play with both formations. I know that the President and CEO Galliani made a big effort to bring me here and so I always strive to give my all. EURO 2016? We’re all hoping to be there. I have to just keep on going and work hard. There are a lot of very good young players. I am trying to show what I am capable of. I don’t have a message to give to Conte and I have to do my talking out on the pitch. I hope I can be a part of this club for many years and win here. Balotelli is not a problem. His qualities are there to see. He had a bad injury and he is now working his way back."