Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi says the players haven't given up hope of hauling in runaway Serie A leaders Inter Milan. Roma and Inter are now the two form teams of the league, with the capital club again victorious at Fiorentina yesterday.

Asked about Inter's win over Cagliari, De Rossi smiled: "I cried ... And this afternoon it was the perfect afternoon with many good results for us, we cannot worry about Inter.

"We've made a great comeback, even worrying them (Inter), we have made up points on them. They are moving forward briskly.

"The clash for now is with AC Milan, then if Inter stumble a bit more, we will see what happens."