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Roma coach Enrique ready to recall axed De Rossi for derby

AS Roma coach Luis Enrique will welcome back Daniele de Rossi for today's derby against Lazio.

De Rossi returns to the starting XI after he was sent to the stands against Atalanta for turning up a few minutes late to a team meeting.

"I continue to think in the same way, both on the field and off it. I have no problem with De Rossi or any of my players. That doesn't mean we agree on everything. The players have their own individual ideas, while the Coach always has to think about the team," said Enrique.

"Every player is ready for the derby, even the injured ones. Games like this must be played with the heart and with passion. It's an important match tomorrow, not just because it's a head-to-head for Europe. We'll see just how important this game was at the end of the season.

"If there is a defeat, then I will take my share of the responsibility. If we win, then we go within four points of Lazio, so that is what counts. The derby is ultimately worth three points."

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