The giallorossi are back in the abyss of a stormy sea after the bombastic defeat of Florence. Di Francesco still leads the group albeit Roma got an early exit from the Coppa Italia.
There are several ways to analyze the performance of a football team. We could focus on the attitude of the players or the strategies that a coach is able to inject in the mind of his athletes. But numbers are the best way to state a point sometimes.
Roma are back in the abyss after having suffered a double blow in the face. Atalanta had undermined the certainties of the giallorossi recovering a three-goal gap at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium on Sunday. And Fiorentina have completely demolished the resistance of the Lupi yesterday at the Artemio Franchi.
Di Francesco’s men have conceded 16 goals in the past 8 matches. We cannot blame only their defensive side, the whole group seems to be distracted and sometimes irritating. We cannot just point the finger at Fazio, Kolarov, or Manolas, but we simply have to remark a certain physical and mental decline of the whole group.
In the period that goes from December 16, 2018, to January 30th, 2019, only Virtus Entella and Parma didn’t have the ability to score against Roma. This is a dramatic moment for a group that has lost its personality. Di Francesco does not seem to have the appropriate charisma to drag the ship towards calm and crystalline waters.
Roma Performance in the last 8 Matches
- Roma-Genoa: 3-2
- Juventus-Roma: 1-0
- Roma-Sassuolo: 3-1
- Parma-Roma: 0-2
- Roma-Virtus Entella: 4-0
- Roma-Torino: 3-2
- Atalanta-Roma: 3-3
- Fiorentina-Roma: 7-1