Roma striker Mirko Vucinic has heaped praise on Lazio coach Delio Rossi ahead of tomorrow night's derby.

It will be Vucinic's first derby start as a Roma player and the striker said of his former Lecce coach: "He is a great technician and a great man. He helped me improve and assisted me in difficult times.

"Roma and Lazio play spectacular football and if we can win, it will mean a lot to our fans."