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Zeman won't change Roma style after Juventus thrashing

AS Roma coach Zdenek Zeman won't change his methods after their thrashing by Juventus. Zeman insisted this was not the real Roma and his concept of football has not yet been seen.

"Are my ideas old-fashioned? When I see the team play with my ideas, then I can give a judgement, but tonight I saw very little of what we do in training. Maybe Juventus were so scary that we were unable to express our ideas."

The tactician was asked whether he might've preferred to stay with Pescara, who he took to promotion, rather than take on the pressure of this job.

"I am happy to be at Roma and convinced the team will be able to express itself. Naturally games like this can help us to learn and I hope the players realise they didn't do enough tonight.

"We never won a challenge and if you go into a game with Juve lacking determination, then you'll get nowhere.

"We were certainly sluggish and that is one of the reasons why we can't create a chance with speed. I knew Juventus were at a more advanced stage, as they know each other well, while we are a work in progress."

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