Fonseca held a press conference ahead of Roma-Bologna and spoke about how he presented Italian football to Perez. The player may play tomorrow.
Defeats must be quickly forgotten. The club has important objectives to reach this season as well. The Giallorossi want to qualify for the next edition of the Champions League albeit the race is still long and insidious.
In today’s press conference ahead of Roma-Bologna, Fonseca spoke about the issues encountered by his team in the last away match but he also unveiled his recent conversation with the former Barcelona man Carles Perez.
“The other day, when Perez arrived I asked him how many teams in Spain are man-marking. He told me that nobody does that. I told him to get ready because many teams are doing that here and it’s not easy to face them,” Paulo Fonseca said to the press today. “They are aggressive teams.”
Carles Perez knows how to play football. He showed his quality with the Blaugrana but there’s a different tactical approach in Italy that the Spaniard needs to master as soon as possible. Players in the Bel Paese are not giving their opponents much time to think. They apply constant and immediate pressure on them to limit their plays and creativity on the pitch.
Paulo Fonseca clearly warned the Spanish winger knowing that Perez can do well thanks to his immense talent. Nobody knows if the Portuguese coach will play him on the right offensive side tomorrow at the Stadio Olimpico, but the Spaniard can become a decisive player in Fonseca’s tactical system.