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AS Roma coach Vincenzo Montella has raised the stakes ahead of tonight’s Coppa Italia semi-final first-leg against Inter Milan.
The Giallarossi suffered heartache in last season’s final as they slipped to feat at the hands of Inter and they will be keen to gain revenge when they kick off their tie with the holders at the Stadio Olimpico this evening as both sides look to put their recent struggles to one side.
And Montella said: “It'll be a really important match for a lot of reasons.
“First of all, it is a semi-final and we could win the trophy at the Olympic Stadium in front of our fans for the 10th time in the history of the club.
“Secondly, Roma and Inter are having, for different reasons, a very difficult moment because of recent results obtained in Serie A and in the Champions League.”
He added: “Inter has quality players and it's not necessary now for me to list their qualities because we all know that.
“They are more or less the same team of last year, the same that did so well in Italy and Europe.”
Watch AS Roma v Inter Milan live at 365, kicking off at 19.45 GMT.