Gioacomo “Gio” Bonaventsura’s Roma have managed to remain unbeaten in the Serie Adelante in Serie A so far, despite their own slump.
The Giallorossi have picked up three points in four games so far from the final four matches, with three victories already and a draw in the last five.
The team is still waiting for the new manager to get his first win in the league in the new year, but the former Milan defender is feeling confident ahead of the clash with Udinese, who were promoted to Serie B on Saturday.
“It’s been an amazing year for Roma, it’s been a very difficult one but I am very happy,” he told the team’s official website.
“I’m very happy that I have managed Roma so far.
It’s a fantastic start to a new season and we are looking forward to the next four games.”
The Gialls are still waiting to get their first win of the season, with Udice still looking for their first victory in Serie Adecan, where they have only one win from eight games.
The victory over Udice on Saturday will see the Gialls go up against Lazio in the final of the Europa League, but Bonavento feels it will be a long season ahead.
“The Europa League is a tough tournament, especially when it comes to the Italian top four,” he said.
“If you look at the results, the first leg is very important.
We know that the first legs are very important for the whole season.
It will be difficult for us.
But we are happy and we have to get to the Champions League final.”
The last time Roma defeated Udice was in February 2015, with the team winning 5-0 on aggregate.
The Roma manager also added that his side have an excellent chance to qualify for the Europa Cup, which would give them a chance to lift the trophy for the first time in four years.
“We are looking very optimistic,” he added.
“We can reach the Europa Final, but I’m very confident.
We will make the most of this opportunity.”