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El Shaarawy proud of Roma’s hard-fought win

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Stephan El Shaarawy has urged his teammates to continue their fight for a top-four finish after beating Torino 3-2.

Roma went 2-0 up thanks to strikes from Nicolò Zaniolo and an Aleksandar Kolarov penalty but Toro levelled back to 2-2 before El Shaarawy’s decisive finish.

The win continued a three-game winning streak as they continued the march towards the Champions League spots.

“It was an important and hard-fought victory. We had done well in the first half, it’s a pity that we conceded those two goals, but always tried to push for the win,” the Little Pharaoh told Roma TV and Football Italia.

“It was a win we earned with heart. Torino had never lost away from home this season, so we knew it was going to be tough, but we created numerous scoring opportunities.”

El Shaarawy was a substitute after just six minutes, as Cengiz Under pulled up with a thigh strain.

“I had no time to warm up, so it wasn’t easy and I had cramp towards the end, but with help from the team we were able to bring home the points.

“We hope Cengiz Under can recover as quickly as possible.”

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