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Roma coach Luis Enrique: I always knew derby was critical

AS Roma coach Luis Enrique insists he knows the importance of the derby against Lazio.

Enrique "knew from the first day that the Rome derby was a special game".

The Giallorossi lost the first edition earlier this season to a last-gasp Miroslav Klose goal after Simon Kjaer was sent off.

"I knew from the very first day I got here that the Rome derby was a special game," said the Spanish Coach in his press conference.

"All the fans are waiting for this moment and I know how important it is for the city. This is a motivating force for me and the team to reach it in the right conditions. It's not the most important match in my career, though.

"Can it be a turning point? We are preparing 100 per cent and know Lazio's strength, as they have been in front of us from the start of the season. I have confidence."

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