Roma coach Ranieri admits Champions League hopes now in balance

AS Roma boss Claudio Ranieri knows their Champions League hopes are hanging by a thread.

The Giallorossi are on the verge of elimination from the competition after their shock 3-1 home defeat to FC Basel outfit.

“We are gambling with our future in the Champions League. We have to play with a calm approach and determination,” said the Coach.

“We must avoid the errors we made in the first game and take advantage of Basel’s mistakes. It is a very important game for both teams and we want to continue in this tournament.

“We have not been very lucky so far. Basel scored with all three opportunities at the Olimpico. Tomorrow evening our opponents are playing on home turf, so will need to take the initiative more.”

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