Stramaccioni said: "He is an experienced footballer, captain of Belgium, he has lived through a lot. He has played and scored in many countries but he is also a passionate footballer.
"He has always confirmed his love for that team and now he is giving everything for Roma. A very warm environment but he knows how to turn whistles into motivation. The pitch will speak, he will need Roma and his teammates. It will still be a match with a very high difficulty coefficient for both teams."
He also told VoceGialloRossa.it: "A match with many mini matches within it. Inter have regained the top of the table and cannot afford to lose ground. Roma, after a difficult start, has put together a series of useful results and, above all, it comes from the victory against Monza which, as I say, is worth 3 and a half points.
"We saw Mourinho's emotion and involvement, the celebration on knees, making clear the desire for those 3 points. In short, a Roma with great motivation will arrive.
"And then there will be Romelu Lukaku's match within the match, those stories that fascinate in football. The great ex, who left with a few too many bad moods, who finds himself in his old stadium, with his former fans and former teammates. It will be a beautiful show."