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Ranieri: Roma must keep believing after beating Juve

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Claudio Ranieri has urged Roma players not to give up hope on securing Champions League football after beating Juventus and revealed why he won’t stay.

Roma had to keep up the pressure in the top four race after wins for rivals Atalanta, Milan, and Lazio this weekend.

They had to wait until the final 10 minutes but achieved a 2-0 victory through Alessandro Florenzi and Edin Dzeko.

And Ranieri went on to urge the squad to keep on fighting till the end.

“I am satisfied, it took a great Antonio Mirante to keep us in the game, especially in the first half,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We must keep believing that anything is possible. We know full well it doesn’t depend only on us, but we have to try our best.”

Ranieri said this week he would leave at the end of the season, but if he takes them into the Champions League, could he change his mind?

“I am just focusing on doing my work. I’m Roman, I know everything here, it is my home and I’ve travelled all over the world, but this is home.

“I always try to implement a feeling of mutual respect, we can joke and laugh around, but on the field, we give our all.”

ROME, ITALY – MAY 12: Edin Dzeko (C) with his teammates of AS Roma celebrate after the opening goal scored by Alessandro Florenzi during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico on May 12, 2019, in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)