The Englishman is very disappointed about today’s defeat against Parma. He would have preferred to play soon instead of stopping for the international break.
Two defeats in just three days for the Giallorossi, a tough reality to face with positivity and desire to react. Paulo Fonseca clearly admitted that his men were very tired after the long streak of matches played in just 21 days.
Although the Lupi started today’s game well by keeping possession and managing the ball in the attacking third, they did not have the physical freshness to create opportunities and win the match.
“It has been a long and difficult month but positive overall. The last defeats against Borussia and today penalized us,” said Chris Smalling to Roma TV after Parma-Roma 2-0. “We are sorry to have lost positions in the standings.”
Some think that the international break will bring benefits to the group. But the former Manchester United man would have preferred to play as soon as possible to forget today’s defeat at the Stadio Tardini: “It is always better to return to the pitch immediately to cancel the defeat.”
Roma‘s players need a little rest to restart their 2019-20 campaign on the right path: “I’m sure this team will show its qualities,” stated Smalling.