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    El Shaarawy: "It was important to finish at home with a win"


    Stephan El Shaarawy spoke to the media after Roma's 1-0 win over Genoa on Sunday night.

    Here's what he had to say...


    You did not waste the opportunity to finish sixth.

    "That's what Daniele [De Rossi] asked us to do. If there was a small chance, we needed to take it. Today it was important to win for these fans, who have never left us this season."

    You called him Daniele. Is this a reflection of the type of group you are? What does De Rossi provide to the team?

    "A lot. Even though he's only been coaching for a short time, he has great experience as a player. He's a leader and we're happy to have him with us. We are pleased with this victory, which has come at the end of a somewhat complicated season."

    Do you have any regrets?

    “Perhaps we could have scored more points in league games. In Europe, we came close to pulling off a feat in Leverkusen, but we fell short. We couldn't lose or draw today, so we're glad it finished like this.”

    So, one more reason to support Atalanta in the Europa League final.

    “We did our part. Now let's see how things go.”