The Portuguese coach made some changes to find the right balance in his team. Roma has improved albeit much more should be done to dominate the scene in Italy.
We should just praise Paulo Fonseca for his ability to understand Italian football quickly. Serie A is tactically a very tough league and his extremely offensive system may have been too bold. But after the Derby della Capitale the team showed amazing improvements.
The Giallorossi firmly believe in the directives of their leader. Fonseca is quickly changing the face of his side. He wants a courageous team able to dominate on every pitch and against every opponent. Yesterday’s win at Bologna represents a pivotal moment for the Lupi.
“I have seen a lot of Italian matches. We’ve made a few changes and I think this way of playing is better suited to the characteristics of the team,” said the Portuguese coach right after the match.
Although Roma has not expressed its quality, when the team went down to 10-men for the final stages it showed character and desire to win. Paulo Fonseca is working to shape a perfect team for his football.
Bologna-Roma | Serie A | Stats
- Ball possession: 40% – 60%
- Total shots: 6 – 18
- Shots inside the box: 3 – 9
- Fouls: 13 – 18
- Accurate passes: 78% – 84%
- Duels won: 48 – 63
(Stats by SofaScore)