The Lupi on the road to Crotone to face Stroppa’s side and continue the positive march towards the Serie A top positions. Fonseca, Pinto, and the ownership of the club are working to strengthen the team.
There’s no possibility of making mistakes when you are trying to reach the top positions in the league and the teams ahead of you travel at high speed. Fonseca knows that the next Serie A away match against Crotone can trigger something important in the mind of his players ahead of the next two big clashes against Inter and Lazio.
Today I spoke with the players about Crotone. They are a good team, we shouldn’t take into consideration their position [in the standings]. We have to see what they have been doing. They played with great quality and courage against Inter…
Tomorrow, it’s going to be a tough match but we have to play with ambition and attention to win.Paulo Fonseca said to the press ahead of Crotone v Roma
The club has been changing structurally. Tiago Pinto is ready to begin a new adventure as Roma’s General Director after his remarkable spell at Benfica. The owners of the club, Dan and Ryan Friedkin are overseeing the business operations silently planning and implementing their strategies to improve the quality of the roster as well.
The management of the Giallorossi knows that the January transfer window may be a great opportunity off the pitch to make a difference and provide Fonseca with a few quality players to better face the rest of the campaign.
We have been talking [with management]. They know what the team needs to improve at this time. We are working together to strengthen the team.Paulo Fonseca
Roma has, therefore, two great opportunities, one on and one off the pitch. A win over Crotone tomorrow could further boost the confidence of Fonseca’s side ahead of the tough clash against Antonio Conte‘s group.
On the other hand, if Pinto will sign a few players in January, adding them into an already competitive roster, Fonseca and the fans of the Giallorossi might have the possibility of dreaming big this campaign.