De Rossi manages Roma expectations

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The Giallorossi thumped Bologna 5-0 on Sunday, sending them two points clear of Napoli and champions Juventus at the Serie A summit after six rounds of fixtures.

"Scudetto? We are top after six rounds, so it’s normal someone is going to think about it, but we are not the strongest team," De Rossi told Sky Sport Italia.

"Our objective is to get back into Europe and I’m sure we’ll achieve that."

The 30-year-old continued: "This victory adds points and confidence. We no longer wet ourselves the way we used to in the past.

"It can happen that someone makes a mistake, but we play like a real team now. I received an absurd yellow card at the end when we were 5-0 up because I didn’t want us to concede a goal.

"I care about us remaining the strongest defence in Serie A."

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