Petrachi fixed Fonseca’s group in the last few days of the transfer market. Now, the Portuguese can play his tactical system.
The international break is now over and Roma needs to focus on the next Serie A challenge. The match against Sassuolo is right behind the corner and the Giallorossi cannot make other mistakes.
Paulo Fonseca should be happy, though. Roma’s sporting director Gianluca Petrachi finalized marvelous trades right at the end of the summer transfer session.
Chris Smalling will be in charge of leading the backline of the Lupi. Although he could play close to Mancini, Fazio is always a valid option, a player really appreciated by his coach. The former Atalanta man could play on the right flank as well with Florenzi in charge of the offensive operations on that side.
Jordan Veretout is the metronome that Fonseca needs to develop his offensive strategies. The Frenchman is capable of recovering the possession of the ball, a skill necessary to properly shield the backline. In the next Serie A match, Veretout should play in front of the defense together with Cristante.
Mkhitaryan is the ace with superior technical skills. The Armenian star will operate on the left flank. He will support Dzeko and the trequartista (Zaniolo?) to make a difference and damage the opponent backline. Mkhitaryan is widely known for his ability to provide assists, Edin Dzeko could have immense benefits from now on.
Three players are, therefore, in charge of changing the face of Roma. Fonseca could rely on his new jewels starting from the next Serie A clash against Sassuolo.