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Di Francesco retains the full support of Roma

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AS Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco believes the entire squad is standing by him in these difficult times

The Italian’s future at the Stadio Olimpico has been in doubt recently with Roma down to eighth-place in the Serie A table and winless in their last five games.

Reports in the Italian media suggest Di Francesco could be replaced unless results start picking up soon.

But Di Francesco still feels that everyone associated with the club are behind him and has no intention of standing down.

“I feel the lads are standing by me, but at times you really want to give your all and something doesn’t come out right. More than them giving me something, I should be giving something to them,” said Di Francesco, according to Football-Italia.

“I am accustomed to facing up to situations and not running away. The fans might or might not be satisfied, but I still expect great support.

“I realise I have a special place in their hearts for what I am, but also what I represented in the past.

“Aside from being the Roma coach, I am DiFra and I feel that I owe them something.”

Club sporting director Monchi announced earlier this week that the board are still 100% behind Di Francesco.

The Giallorossi will face Genoa on Sunday in the Serie A with Edin Dzeko, Stephan El Shaarawy and Lorenzo Pellegrini all still sidelined with injuries.

Captain Daniele De Rossi has been included in the squad, despite not being able to take part in a full training session.