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El Shaarawy believes that the gap is closing

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AS Roma are about to face Juventus in an important battle where they will need every single point for the Champions League qualification – and El Shaarawy insisted that his side can even win this game.

Juventus have been the most dominant team throughout the last couple of seasons in the Serie A but the AS Roma winger believes that the gap between them and the other teams is closing and the next season can be different.

The former AC Milan player spoke about this gap as he said, according to Football Italia:

“It’s not depressing that Juve are always up there, because in recent years the gap has reduced, but we have to recognise they have achieved extraordinary things and that allows them to dominate in Italy and do very well in Europe.”

“I’d say that is motivation to do better and perhaps we’ve also improved on an international level because of that.”

“People assumed we’d be thrashed in the Champions League, but I think our journey saw an exponential growth for the whole team. Unfortunately, we lacked consistency in Serie A, especially at the start of the season.”

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