When he is fit he may be considered the most reliable fullback in Fonseca’s roster. The Portuguese coach trusts Santon and he played a great match today.
Only those who have tactical knowledge, temperament and quality can play great derbies. In today’s Roma-Lazio, Davide Santon showed his talent once again.
Paulo Fonseca told him to play more defensively especially when the Giallorossi were developing their offensive strategies and the Italian fullback shifted towards the center when needed. A new tactical solution to allow Spinazzola to support Kluivert on the left flank.
“I was dropping down to play as a third centre-back with Under and Spinazzola very high-up,” Santon said to Sky after today’s Derby della Capitale.
But the Italian defender is also disappointed with the final result. He firmly believes the Lupi would have deserved to win at the Stadio Olimpico today: “We had several opportunities and we should have taken advantage of them…but we get this point.”
Santon was always very active today. 101 touches for him in front of Roma’s city rivals, a solid team that has been playing good football since the beginning of the season.
Davide Santon | Roma-Lazio | Stats
- Minutes played: 83′;
- Clearance: 1;
- Interceptions: 1;
- Ground duels won: 8;
- Touches: 101;
- Accurate passes: 97%.
(Stats by SofaScore)