Mancini insists his comments about Spalletti not being under the same pressure as he is at Inter were made in a lighthearted manner, but the Roma boss saw things differently.

"Don't talk about the ability between myself and Mancini," snapped Spalletti, "because there's big differences.

"Roma and Inter are two good teams, but there are big tactical differences. Roma are equipped to win, but for Inter it's enough to just win."