Panucci - Utd don't scare us
Christian Panucci has told skysports.com that his team-mates are fearless ahead of their trip to Old Trafford.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 09/04/08 5:17pm
Christian Panucci has told skysports.com that his Roma team-mates are fearless ahead of their trip to Old Trafford.
Roma go head-to-head with Manchester United on Wednesday - live on Sky Sports 2 - looking to overturn last week's 2-0 first-leg defeat.
Luciano Spalletti's side suffered a humiliating 7-1 loss at United in last season's quarter-finals; however Panucci has his eyes on a famous triumph this time round.
"For us, the match at Old Trafford is a question of pride," he exclusively told skysports.com.
"After the 7-1 loss last season we are obliged to win. We arrive without fear.
"It is not easy to win in Manchester but for us it is necessary.
"It is clear that 2-0 to United is a bad scoreline, but we are ready to fight from the first minute."
Panucci went on to bemoan the absence of forward Francesco Totti, who misses the fixture with a thigh injury.
"Our problem is in attack. The injury to Totti has arrived at a bad moment for us," he concluded.