Luciano Spalletti is happy with Roma’s run of form and wants them to continue as they look to take on Fiorentina on Friday.
Roma has enjoyed a good run of form since January 30, winning six games in a row and moving to third place over Fiorentina in the process.
With just 11 games remaining, Roma are looking to force themselves into the top two and with Napoli five points ahead, it looks possible.
And Spalletti says he has full belief Roma can reduce that deficit even further when they play hosts to Fiorentina at Stadio Olimpico, but has warned his players they’ll need to step up.
“Fiorentina are good at anticipating the way the opposition play and tweaking their approach accordingly,” he said. “We’ll need to be better than ever against them, but I have faith in the players.
“The lads have been brilliant in our last few games. They have grown in mental strength to be able to fight for the position we currently occupy in the league table from now until the end of the season.
“We are now on the right track. We have to give 100 per cent and always try to improve. That goes for me too.
“Everyone who works here are professionals in their area of expertise. Everyone works well and you need to be brave enough to try things.
“Everyone needs to reach for the stars and try to stay there – that way we won’t stay rooted to the spot and we can aim high.”
Roma, who won at Fiorentina back in October, have not lost to Viola in Serie A since 2012.