The Giallorossi left Stadio Marassi defeated by Sampdoria 2-0. Another disappointing test that forces Roma’s management to speed up the strategies for the future.
The shocking Europa League defeat against Manchester United is now not the latest disappointing performance of the Giallorossi this season. Although Roma faced Sampdoria counting ten unavailable players, Ranieri‘s men easily collected three points leaving the Roma fans even more crestfallen.
Something has not been working well for Roma. In the last 6 games, the Lupi conceded 16 goals and their offensive efficiency inexorably declined. The group is not solid anymore and the recent results in the Italian league are there to show Roma’s inability to create dangerous opportunities as well as to properly react to adversity.
SAMPDORIA v ROMA: 2-0 | Serie A
- Ball possession: 53% – 47%
- Shots on target: 7 – 3
- Corner kicks: 8 – 8
- Big chances: 2 – 2
- Passes: 462 – 398
(Stats by SofaScore)
Roma have won 1 of their last 8 games (1-0 against Bologna at Stadio Olimpico on April 11th). Their points per game average declined to 1.62. But their trend seems to be very similar to what they had shown in the previous two seasons.
If we take into consideration the first 34 games played by Roma in the Serie A seasons 2018-19 and 2019-20, the Giallorossi had collected only 3 points more than now.
ROMA (Points collected in the first 34 games)
- Serie A 2018-19: 58 points
- Serie A 2019-20: 58 points
- Serie A 2020-21: 55 points
The project seems to be stranded like a ship at the port. The problems seem structural and consequent to incorrect evaluations made in the construction of the roster.
Roma’s future must be planned now! Although the current season is technically not over, the management of the Giallorossi is reportedly taking into consideration many different options.
The supporters of the glorious club of the Italian capital want much more. Their passion is indisputable and endless but they really hope Friedkin will be able to build a competitive roster this summer. Reportedly, Paulo Fonseca will be replaced and the new choice of coach will tell us much more about the ambition of the new Roma ownership.
But football is primarily made of beautiful plays and touches of skilled players who express their quality on a pitch. To reshape this side, Dan and Ryan Friedkin will have to make an extra effort to sign top players capable of changing the face of Roma. The backbone of the team must be strong. There’s no other way to achieve remarkable results.