Juan calls Roma season a 'failure'
Roma defender Juan has labelled his team's season as a failure after missing out on UEFA Champions League football next term.
I Giallorossi lost 2-1 at Catania yesterday to drop five points behind fourth-placed Udinese with one Serie A game remaining.
"We had great hopes this season following last year's campaign," said Juan. "We had a good team but we weren't able to achieve our aims. Things haven't gone as planned this year.
"We are disappointed and our season can be considered a failure. Now we must think about the future. We still have one more game to play and we have to end the campaign with dignity."
Roma, who finished runners-up in Serie A and the Coppa Italia to Inter Milan last season, beat Lazio 2-0 in the Eternal City derby on 13 March. However, since then, Vincenzo Montella's side have mustered just two victories in eight games.
Roma host already-relegated Sampdoria on Sunday needing a point to guarantee UEFA Europa League football next season. Montella's men are three points clear of Juventus, who host Napoli on the final day.