The Portuguese coach held a press conference ahead of the first Europa League match.
Paulo Fonseca and his men want to give their best on the international stage as well. After the convincing Serie A win against Sassuolo, Roma begins its European path.
“This is a very important competition. In this first phase, our goal is to pass the group stage,” said Fonseca to the press today. “It’s a difficult competition but we want to go as far as possible. We will participate with ambition.”
The Portuguese coach was also asked about Pastore and the role of the Argentine player in his group. “Firstly, we have to understand what happened in his recent past. He experienced a difficult season but he is coming back to his best. He is a special player with great quality,” continued Fonseca.
“We hope he can be physically fit. He is an exemplary professional and a great worker.“