Five defeats since the beginning of 2020. Fonseca is worried but he also believes that something was positive against Atalanta.
With the fans very disappointed and already looking forward to the next season and the reportedly imminent change of ownership, Roma’s terrible beginning of 2020 goes on and on. The Giallorossi collected another defeat at the Gewiss stadium and their qualification for the Champions League seems to be very complicated at this time.
Although Paulo Fonseca is worried about the current moment of his team, the Portuguese coach is also confident that something positive can be pulled out from the last clash Atalanta-Roma.
When asked if he is worried, Fonseca stated: “Yes, but I’m confident because there are still 14 games left. I continue to believe it is possible [the qualification for the next Champions League].”
The team doesn’t seem to be solid anymore. The young players in the roster need time to grow and shine but a club that wants to play in football elite cannot wait too much time.
In this whirlwind of negative perceptions, Roma’s coach pulled out a few positive signs. The team founds a way not to get stretched. But when Fonseca’s men regained possession, they weren’t able to develop their offensive plays.
“We needed to stay compact when defending and we nearly always succeed in doing that today,” Paulo Fonseca said to Sky after Atalanta-Roma.
The team has been suffering an average of 2 goals per match in 2020 and although they have scored many goals, Roma only shot once on target yesterday, not enough to dream of the Champions League.