Roma director of sport Monchi said their Champions League draw “could’ve gone better and could’ve gone worse” as the Giallorossi will be up against Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen in the group stage.
“It could’ve gone better and could’ve gone worse,” Monchi told Sky Sport Italia.
“We have to respect all the other teams in our group. Real Madrid obviously are the reigning champions, CSKA Moscow have valuable experience and Viktoria aren’t known to many, but are still very dangerous.”
Roma reached the semi-finals last season, but have transformed their squad with numerous comings and goings this summer.
“We work for all the tournaments, trying to find the motivation for players to go as far as possible. There is hunger in the squad to do even better than last year.”
Meanwhile, Roma will face Milan in Serie A at San Siro tomorrow evening, needing a boost after their 3-3 draw with Atalanta.
“I am convinced Eusebio Di Francesco will find the right approach, similar to the second half against Atalanta, and that the first half performance in that game will be forgotten.”