Fonseca: ‘Zaniolo and Ibanez face Sevilla’

Paulo Fonseca confirms Nicolò Zaniolo and Roger Ibanez ‘will play’ in the Europa League Round of 16 with Sevilla tomorrow, nevertheless Lorenzo Pellegrini is ‘undecided’ for Roma.

It is a one-off clash on neutral turf in Germany, to be played on Thursday at 17.55 UK time in Duisburg.

“The crew is terribly motivated, we’re in a ultimate length of plot and we perceive it’s complex against a colossal crew,” mentioned Fonseca in his press conference.

Jordan Veretout is suspended, whereas Pellegrini can ideal play with a protecting facial veil after fracturing his nostril final week.

“I will verify that Zaniolo will play tomorrow. I haven’t yet made up our minds on Pellegrini, he is an option, as is Bryan Cristante. We’ll quiz tomorrow. We reach with absolute faith.”

Zanilo tore his anterior cruciate ligament in January and ideal lately returned to the sphere, getting his first begin in the 3-1 get rid of away to Juventus.

Chris Smalling changed into once forced to drag out of the squad after Manchester United refused to allow an extension to his loan deal for the Europa League tournament.

“Chris changed into once a critical participant for us, nevertheless he’s not right here now, so now we possess to take into memoir of us which are,” added the coach.

“I even possess self belief in the full avid gamers who’re right here for tomorrow’s sport. Naturally, Ibanez will lift Smalling’s contrivance, as he had played well before the hurt and I even possess total faith in him.

“I don’t prefer to motivate the crew, as they all realise how critical the moment is and we’re ready to play against a crew esteem Sevilla. It is a diversified match to the others, as we don’t possess two legs to purchase, ideal one sport. I repeatedly would love to get rid of, this time is never any diversified and we’re audacious.”

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