Fonseca back to his 4-2-3-1 to unleash Pedro and Zaniolo’s potential

Marco Canoniero /

The coach of the Giallorossi could begin the new season with his favorite tactical scheme. Fonseca has two great interpreters on the offensive flanks, Pedro and Zaniolo.

Although Fonseca had changed his tactical approach when Serie A resumed after the beginning of the pandemic that has been challenging the world, the Portuguese coach could implement his 4-2-3-1 again.

If we take into consideration how Roma has been shaping its roster, Pedro’s arrival from Chelsea can tell a lot about the development of Fonseca’s offensive strategies next season.

The coach of the Lupi will likely play Pedro on the left side and Zaniolo on the right offensive flank. Their replacements are already in the roster, Justin Kluivert, and Carles Perez.

If the Dutch talent were to leave the Italian capital during the next transfer window, Fonseca would easily redirect Mkhitaryan on the left offensive flank when Pedro would need to rest.

Nicolò Zaniolo will be supporting the offensive phase starting as right-winger. The Italian star had made great performances in that position last season.

But in order to go back to his favorite 4-2-3-1, Paulo Fonseca and Roma’s CEO Guido Fienga need to select the right fullbacks to play a 4-man defensive line. Leonardo Spinazzola should be the starter on the left side while Bruno Peres may not be the ideal solution for the defensive phase.

Subscribe to AS ROMA 360

Enter your email address to enjoy our articles and receive notifications of new posts.

About Stefano Bernardini 4052 Articles
A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

Be the first to comment


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.