Roma: Fonseca builds a double protective wall to balance his team

Paulo Fonseca | AS Roma
Paulo Fonseca | AS Roma

The Portuguese coach can finally play the duo Diawara-Veretout to shield the backline moving Mancini close to Smalling.

He was waiting for this moment for a long time. A few key players are now fit and ready to add value to his roster. The group is competitive, talented, and with the ambition of reaching the qualification for the next edition of the Champions League.

In yesterday’s match against Brescia, Fonseca had the possibility to play Diawara close to Veretout, a perfect pair capable of playing the two phases efficiently giving the necessary balance to the team.

When asked if they are the best pair in midfield, Roma’s coach said: “At this moment, yes, because we do not have other midfielders. Diawara came back today and he played well. Veretout is in a great moment.”

Jordan Veretout is the engine of the Giallorossi, a total player. Amadou Diawara, instead, is extremely helpful when the Lupi have to move the ball wide to find the right space to attack the enemy lines.

Fonseca can now play two rocky midfielders in front of a solid backline with Chris Smalling and Gianluca Mancini as dominant figures. The Englishman was the MVP of Roma-Brescia on Sunday and the Italy international scored a marvelous goal as if he were an expert and ruthless striker.

Paulo Fonseca built a double protective wall to balance his team. Smalling, Mancini, Veretout, and Diawara can assure consistency and temper to Roma. They are the backbone of the prestigious club of the eternal city.

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A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with Calciomercato.it & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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