The Spaniard seems to be able to change the pace of the game. Should Fonseca play him close to Dzeko? Perez could be a great second striker for Roma.
He scored his first goal for the Giallorossi in the Europa League first-leg clash Roma-Gent, Carles Perez could be the player who will make Fonseca change his tactical system.
The Portuguese coach made a few changes over the season but the 3-man defense could be the best choice to find the right balance on the pitch. In a hypothetical 3-5-2, the Spaniard could play slightly behind Edin Dzeko. He could certainly help the Bosnian star in the offensive phase and Roma’s midfield line would be much more solid.
Let’s think about a possible starting 11 counting on an imminent return of Amadou Diawara.
Pau Lopez; Smalling, Mancini, Kolarov, Spinazzola, Mkhitaryan, Diawara, Veretout, Pellegrini; Perez, Dzeko.
Aleksandar Kolarov could be redirected towards the center while Kluivert or Mkhitaryan could play on the left flank. Veretout and Diawara would be back together leading the operations in midfield and Lorenzo Pellegrini could support Spinazzola when the Italian fullback moves forward.
If Paulo Fonseca decides to go for this tactical system, Edin Dzeko would not have to drop down towards the midfield line but he may be ready to finalize more goalscoring opportunities. Carles Perez, instead, would move around the Bosnia international.
The former Barcelona player made the most touches (52) among Roma’s offensive players at the Stadio Olimpico against Gent. Only Veretout and Cristante managed the ball more than him on that occasion but in a much more central and busy area. 87% of accurate passes for the Spaniard, Perez seems to be a very good addition to Fonseca’s roster.
With a 3-5-2 tactical approach, the Portuguese coach would also have more choices on the bench (Ibanez, Cetin, Jesus, Cristante, Villar, Kluivert, Under, Pastore, and Kalinic).
Perez’s dynamism may convince Fonseca to change Roma’s tactical system.