The Portuguese coach is happy about the performance of his team against Cagliari. Friedkin is close to the squad and Fonseca is working with Fienga to strengthen the roster.
There are too many doubts to clear up before the season starts. Roma does not want to make the same mistakes as last season when Fonseca had to manage a team that was not properly balanced on the pitch.
The Portuguese coach is waiting for a few additions on his roster, players capable of making a difference, and totally adaptable to his football idea. The transfer window will be open until October but the Giallorossi will face Verona next week in the first Serie A match of the 2020-21 season.
It would take a jolt of positivity to believe that this team can really try to qualify for the Champions League but the coach of the Lupi seems to be confident after his meeting with the new owners of the club that took place at Trigoria a few days ago.
I’m seeing good signs. The team still isn’t complete. There will be players leaving and others coming in. I spoke with the president and Fienga. We are all working together to find the best options for the team.Paulo Fonseca said to Roma TV right after the friendly match Cagliari-Roma 2-2
Paulo Fonseca wants his side to play two tactical schemes as needed. Yesterday, he played his favorite 4-2-3-1, a strategic approach in which Pedro could thrive and make a difference on the left offensive flank.
Reportedly, in the next 48 hours, Chris Smalling should be on his way back to the Italian capital. The British defender should fill Roma’s defensive gap although the Lupi are also looking for another defensive player as well (likely a right-back).
The team is not ready yet. But the feeling is that all the pieces of the puzzle may be put in place next week or right after the first Serie A clash at the Stadio Bentegodi.