Roma continue their chase to a Champions League spot, as the Giallorossi sit just one point behind the current 4th-place holder Atalanta. On Sunday, Ranieri's side will face Genoa, with the Grifoni desperate for points to be safe from relegation. Coach Claudio Ranieri previewed the match and the possible line-up in the pre-game press conference: "I am expecting a tough game, at home they won against the likes of Juventus, Atalanta and Lazio. We'll need to stay focused. Switching to 4-3-3? It could be logical for me to think about it, this team was built around that formation but we could also play with a trequartista behind the striker. We'll see after the next two trainings. I came here to try and help the team. This is my objective. All the other stuff doesn't matter to me, I want to give my best until the end. After that, it's out of my hands".
Ranieri then discussed some of the match's possible protagonists: "I hope Dzeko is okay, he should work with the team in training today and tomorrow. I have still time to make a decision. Zaniolo is available. When you are that young, it's difficult to be always sharp, but his psychological stamina and his physicality helps him a lot in that sense. Pastore? We have only four games left and I need that every player is 100% ready. No one should feel like they are reserves. They have to think about Roma, everybody is important in this team. Pellegrini is developing as a player. He is very dynamic, young and he can shoot and run into the space, while Schick is also a very good player, I believe in him. Some players develop later than others, but I have faith in him".
Finally, the coach wished a quick recovery to Iker Casillas: "I want to wish Iker Casillas all the best after what happened - I hope he will be back soon."