Ranieri predicts Roma challenge

06 February 2010 10:21
AS Roma coach Claudio Ranieri insists his side are still capable of pushing Internazionale all the way in this season's Serie A title race. The Roman outfit travel to Tuscany to face Fiorentina on Sunday as they trail their rivals by nine points having played a game more. But Ranieri takes his side into the weekend fixture on the back of four successive victories. Speaking to reporters, he said: "It's clear that it's going to be very hard to catch Inter. "We are used to playing catch-up with Inter and in football you must always believe it is possible and Roma does. "We have caught AC Milan but they, like Inter, also have a game in hand. "We must remain calm because we have two very difficult months ahead of us. But my side are in good form and ready to battle."

Source: ESA