Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says that his side can still win the Serie A title, and is looking to make up ground against Chievo at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on Wednesday.
The Giallorossi currently sit fifth in the standings, but remain within four points of leaders Inter Milan, and the Poland international knows that a return to form in the new year can take them back to the summit.
"We want to start the year well and make up ground on the teams ahead of us, aiming for the Scudetto," the on-loan Arsenal keeper told Sky Sport Italia.
"We’re still in the race and that is our objective. The league is very balanced and the fact that there are five teams within four points of each other is interesting. Every week we can recover points on those in front of us."
The 25-year-old also offered support for manager Rudi Garcia, who has taken the brunt of their recent dip in form, but Szczesny believes he is "100 percent the right person for Roma"
"It's normal that when you go through difficult times, such as the one experienced by Roma in the last month, you talk and you immediately put into question the position of the coach," he said.
"Garcia, however, has always been working hard on the ground to get out of this moment, putting in every training all his efforts, his dedication and his determination, which broadcasts daily to the group.