The midfielder had a few bad performances lately but Fonseca clearly believes Pellegrini can go back on the right path if he feels the necessary confidence.
It’s not easy to play under pressure. It’s even more difficult when your team is passing through a very tough moment. Roma have been struggling since the beginning of 2020 and even their recent Europa League win against Gent was very disappointing.
Lorenzo Pellegrini’s performances were quite inconsistent lately, but everyone knows the Italy international has the quality and the possibility to make a difference for Roma. Paulo Fonseca really believes Pellegrini needs to build confidence and feel the appreciation of his coach.
When asked how he intends to manage Pellegrini’s situation at this time, Fonseca stated: “I spoke to him to let him know what went wrong. First, he has to understand this, then, in my opinion, I have to let him play. It is important that he has my confidence in order to show me that he is struggling to change things for the better.”