AS Roma striker Fabio Borini hopes to go into the derby with Lazio in high spirits after his first Italy appearance last night.

The former Chelsea forward is preparing for his first Rome derby on Sunday afternoon.

"Luis Enrique sent me a message after the Atalanta game and told me to keep going like this. I prepare for the derby the same way as this match, as I've never played in one before and so it'll be a novelty.

"In London it's not really as important as a Rome derby, as there are so many London teams that they all seem the same!"