The Giallorossi are training to face Gent in the next Europa League clash. Fonseca spoke to the press about the pressure of being Roma’s coach.
There’s nothing better than analyzing the current moment of the Lupi by clarifying that expectations in Rome are comparable to those in other top clubs worldwide. When you land in a club that wants to succeed, you may have to cope with criticisms at times.
When he decided to accept the coaching role at Roma, Paulo Fonseca knew he was going to lead a group with many new players and with the goal of reaching the qualification for the next edition of the Champions League. Now that the performances of his team have not been positive, the fans are disappointed and hoping for different strategies.
When asked how he manages the disappointment of the environment for the current moment of the Giallorossi, Fonseca said: “I talked about this with my assistant. There’s so much negativity here in Rome and I don’t understand it.”
“Everyone told me that it is difficult to work in Rome because of pressure. But if a coach doesn’t want to be under pressure, he can’t train big teams. You get it everywhere. It’s not a problem,” Fonseca stated at the press conference ahead of Roma-Gent.
His team may have been experiencing different issues this season. Roma may have a mere tactical problem. The team has been suffering an average of 2 goals per game in 2020.
But Fonseca believes his team needs to stay focused even if it “lacks confidence and tranquillity.”