Zaniolo has ‘great’ targets with Roma
Nicolo Zaniolo says Roma can achieve “something great” this season after Saturday’s win over Napoli.
Zaniolo opened the scoring as the Giallorossi overcame Napoli 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico, with Jordan Veretout doubling their advantage before Arkadiusz Milik pulled a goal back for the visitors.
The victory moved Roma into third spot in Serie A with 22 points, seven behind pacesetters Juventus.
Roma missed out on Champions League qualification last term and a top-four finish will be a target for Paulo Fonseca’s men.
Napoli came in second last season and Zaniolo feels the win over the Partenopei on Saturday proves his side are a match for any of their Serie A rivals.
“We’re very happy,” Zaniolo told reporters. “It was a direct battle and we forced the win.
“We’ll keep working ourselves to win more and hope we can do something great.”
He added: “We can now come into important games and win.”
Zaniolo has been linked with a move away from Rome, with Tottenham believed to be among his suitors, but the 20-year-old Italy international is not expected to depart in January and it would take a huge bid to tempt Roma into a sale in the summer as he is under contract until 2024.
Roma are also well placed to mount a challenge in the Europa League as they sit at the top of Group J with five points from three games so far.
The Italian giants head to Germany to take on Borussia Monchengladbach on Thursday in the Europa League before a tough trip to Parma in Serie A on Sunday.