Napoli coach Massimiliano Allegri says Roma’s new signing will not be a good player

Allegri spoke to reporters after Roma’s 3-0 win over Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday, describing the arrival of the Italian club’s new addition as “a positive step”.

Roma have not won the competition since 2007, and Allegri said the move to the south of Italy was an opportunity to take advantage of the country’s economic potential.

“We know that Italy has a lot of potential, but we will take the chance to create something great in Italy and Europe,” Allegri told a news conference.

“Our club is in a position to make history and that is why we have come here.”

Allegri’s comments came as Roma coach Massimo Ambrosini said his side would not be able to compete in the Champions League with its squad which featured the likes of Napoli’s Federico Fazio and Sampdoria’s Andrea Stramaccioni.

“The players that we have have the quality to reach the top, the players that will compete in Italy,” Ambrosinis said.

“But we know that they are not good enough for the Champions.

They are good enough to compete at the top of the world.”

Alphacomitra’s new arrival has scored just once in nine Serie A appearances this season, although his impressive performances at the World Cup have raised hopes that he can provide an upgrade on Andrea Stranieri, who was Roma’s first choice left-back during the previous campaign.

The 33-year-old, who is from the south coast of Italy, has also impressed with his work ethic.