Roma’s unbeaten streak is over after today’s 0-2 defeat at Stadio Olimpico. But Fonseca and his men must be ready for the next challenge.
These kind of defeats are never positive. When a team loses at home discomfort could take over and stop a natural development process.
But Paulo Fonseca is slowly learning the subtle tactical strategies of Italian football. He needs time to shape his side and nobody is questioning his managerial abilities.
As Smalling stated today, “each match is a tough battle in Italy.” The Englishman has been watching several Italian matches and he knows that something is different in the Bel Paese.
“We knew how dangerous the Atalanta players were but the issue is that we didn’t keep possession well,” said Fonseca right after today’s Serie A match Roma-Atalanta.
What looks like a simple analysis of the match is instead a push to create a better future. Roma is an ambitious team that wants to achieve big targets. Defeats can always teach something but the group must be ready to focus on the next challenge without regrets.
“We didn’t win but tomorrow is another day. We have to keep working hard and learning. It’s going to be a long and difficult season,” stated Paulo Fonseca.