Benatia: Roma are not in crisis

The Bayern Munich centre-back has dismissed suggestions that the Serie A outfit are in crisis after a string of poor results in the league and Europe

Former Roma defender Mehdi Benatia sees no crisis at the Italian club despite a run of just two wins in their last eight games in all competitions.

Roma suffered a 2-0 Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich on Wednesday, with Franck Ribery and Mario Gotze on target either side of half-time.

Yet Benatia, whose Bayern side ran out 7-1 victors in the reverse fixture, believes his old club can still qualify from Group E ahead of CSKA Moscow and Manchester City.

“They’re still in the hunt, I don’t see where this ‘crisis’ is. They lost to Bayern but I don’t see problems,” Benatia told Sky Sport Italia.

“Roma are strong, and always will be.

“Are Roma in trouble? Certainly they’ve had easier times, but I know the team, and I know the group and the players – they have character, the desire to win, to do well.”

With two rounds of games to play, Roma are level on points with CSKA and two ahead of English champions City.

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