De Sanctis calls for strong finish

Despite Juventus already winning the Serie A title, Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis has urged his teammates to close out the season with a bang.

Earlier in the season it looked as if both the Giallorossi and Napoli would make a decent title challenge, but an incredible 25-game unbeaten run in the league from Juventus since October last year saw them run away with trophy.

The Old Lady secured the title with three games to spare with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina last weekend, which extended their lead at the top of the table to 12 points with only nine left to play for.

However, Roma have had a good season and could still steal second place from Napoli with a run of good results to close the season out.

"Clearly it doesn't only depend on us and that's a shame but as long as there are points to play for we'll keep fighting to try and clinch second place," De Sanctis told the club's official website.

"The team have done exceptionally well to carve out this opportunity. Hopefully we can push on and produce a storming finish to the season now."

The 39-year-old also revealed he has no intention of retiring at the end of the season after making it through the current campaign with little to no injury problems.

"I've told the club I'd like to carry on playing. I haven't had any physical problems this season. I've played less of course but I've tried to do my bit for the team by showing the right attitude and chipping in with a word or two at the right time. I'm in no hurry."