Rubrica in inglese gestita dagli amici del Roma Club Dublino
Roma did not lose in Parma because they did not play Florenzi. There is no counter-proof. But the sidelined Roma captain surely was more suitable than Santon to attack on the flank. I hadn’t talked about it until now, also because the team went well, if not better, without him. But in Parma it could have beeen useful. But it seems obvious now. Last 6 games on the bench without playing even a minute. It is the last choice. Any other is preferred.
But more than anything else it is not clear if there is a fundamental problem. No journalist asking a serious question to Fonseca or Petrachi. Out of shape? Problems with the teammates? Or is it the coach who simply doesn’t like him? If the choice is tactical then it is clear the technician has offloaded the man. Everything is possible. yet, silence. But not even Alessandro speaks. Everything’s quiet. We will see how this really strange story will end.
The important thing in the end is AS Roma, as always. For now, let’s think about the debacle at the Tardini stadium. Unexpected. Too bad, because the team gave the impression of being able to bring home the 3 points, especially after the interval. Kolarov’s hitting the post with Pastore’s ricochet, still shout revenge. But then only so many movements up until the penalty area, not able to convert.
Too many touches and pirouettes but few shots on goal. Then the physical-mental decline that left the field open to the opponents. Many players fell physically and perhaps some changes had to be made earlier. Spinazzola is another case of constant injury, for a change.
In the end, excellent confirmations for Smalling and Veretout, with Pau Lopez very well and confident in goal. Unfortunately it was not enough. Parma wins with merit, and this is the news! Now the international break. Let’s recover, fitness and players. Brescia and Istanbul afterwards. Let’s get back on the saddle! Daje Roma!