Roma are passing through another difficult moment. Tactical and technical deficiencies seem to be predominant. Bologna devasted Fonseca’s certainties.
In the press conference ahead of Roma-Bologna, Paulo Fonseca pointed out that Roma’s defeat against Sassuolo had occurred not only because of a mentality issue but also due to the repeated mistakes of his men on the pitch.
Everyone expected a reaction from his team in yesterday’s match at the Stadio Olimpico, but Mihajlovic‘s side disintegrated the tactical certainties of the Lupi.
It makes me laugh when I hear that Italian football is not at the same level as the other 3 top-European leagues (Premier League, La Liga, and Bundesliga). The tactical factor is the essence of football and it is exponentially important in the Bel Paese. Italian football is made of strategies such as those developed in the business world to beat the competition.
Paulo Fonseca‘s football system may be very attractive but after 23 Serie A games we should also try to understand if it can be efficient in the Italian league. Since the beginning of 2020, Roma suffered 13 goals and scored only 9 times. We cannot blame only the defensive line because football is based on team balances that cannot be forgotten.
The Giallorossi are struggling without tactical certainties. The expert coaches who navigate the impervious waters of Italian football seem to have understood how to hurt Roma. Similarities that scare the fans of the Eternal City. What is happening in 2020 recalls the problems faced by the French coach Garcia a few years ago.