Luciano Spalletti believes his side are closing the gap between them and top of the table Juventus.
Juventus hold a six-point advantage with eight games left to play. The Bianconeri play Chievo on Saturday, while Roma face Bologna.
Roma crashed out of the Coppa Italia to Lazio on aggregate and Spalletti wants a win in the Serie A and insists his side are still making progress.
“I know that in 18 months we have amassed many more points compared to other sides, but in football you can only be happy if you win,” Spalletti told reporters. “A coach must feel that and speak clearly to the fans.
“In order to challenge Juventus, you need work and planning. They have the advantage, there’s no two ways about it, but I think over these 18 months the gap between us has diminished.”