AS Roma president James Pallotta was delighted with their derby win over Lazio.

Pallotta flew in from the US to see the game.

"I am happy for the players, the Coach and Walter [Sabatini, sporting director]," he told Centro Suono Sport.

"Now everyone knows that we can do well this season.

"I have always said that great teams have to compete at the highest level against the best sides, and I have not changed my mind."