The Giallorossi are experiencing the same defensive problems as last year. Fonseca needs to find the right stability.
A few months after the end of a very disappointing campaign we are talking about Roma‘s defensive weaknesses again. Although only two official matches have been played this season, Paulo Fonseca already knows that his defensive sector has serious structural problems.
The Lupi played the first two Serie A matches at the Stadio Olimpico but they conceded too many opportunities to their opponents.
Stats show that Fazio & Co. have conceded a total of 16 shots inside box. In the first match against Genoa, the Giallorossi suffered 3 goals and collected only 1 point. In the Derby della Capitale, instead, the situation worsened. Simone Inzaghi‘s side shoot on-target 7 times and off-target 13. The Biancoazzurri have also created 4 big chances albeit they have scored only one goal.
Paulo Fonseca needs to find the right countermeasures to repel enemy assaults. The Portuguese coach wants an extreme possession of the ball from his men and the group seems to have the necessary quality to follow his directives (accurate passes against Genoa and Lazio: 85%).
Smalling and Mancini could change the performance of Roma’s backline.
(Stats by SofaScore)