Roma will face Bologna at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday with the absolute need to take three points. Fonseca needs stability to defeat the Rossoblu.
When things don’t go as hoped, there is a tendency to make big changes to shake up the team. But this may not be the best approach to take for Paulo Fonseca.
Although the Giallorossi collected a devastating defeat against Sassuolo last week, the Portuguese coach may need to stabilize his group without too many surprises.
With Lorenzo Pellegrini disqualified, there is a player who could take his place without creating imbalances in the tactical system. Javier Pastore may replace the Italy international on Friday.
The Argentine seems to be back in shape and fit to play the next important Serie A match. Pastore may be operating as a trequartista behind Edin Dzeko.
Between the end of October and the beginning of November 2019, he had performed very well. But un unexpected injury at the Stadio Tardini against Parma on November 10, 2019, took him away from Fonseca for a long time.
This may be the time to trust him once again. This is the time for Pastore to show his quality.