Rubrica in inglese gestita dagli amici del Roma Club Dublino
Everything that shouldn’t have happened has happened. If Inter and Lazio were the key games to understand our real potential, now we have to review everything, for how we fell into the ravine.
But let’s take a step back. The performance of our team was shameful with Lazio, everyone, without exception. The collapse with Spezia turns into an unlikely thing. Usual blackout, red cards by the minute, referees, clumsiness, substitutions, turmoil, misunderstandings. So, we are out of the Coppa Italia.
Of course, if Borja Mayoral had scored the possible 3-2, today we would have talked about a distracted team that concedes a lot but then overturns the game and go to the next round. But with ifs and buts you never go anywhere.
Once again no one who shows up to gives explanations or apologizes. Nothing. Instead only the presence of Lazio commentators on TV to make fun of us, to give lessons. Now, someone will say that we are still in full swfor the championship and the Europa League. Ok, but until when? Getting the boat back on its feet seems very difficult at this moment and as long as rags fly in Trigoria the matter is not resolved. And then, this same Roma team will be able to beat the same Spezia today. Let’s hope.
But if it were not so, with the total collapse you have to change immediately. My suggestive hypothesis would be De Rossi as coach, Totti as Technical Director and Zibì Boniek as General Manager. People who know the environment, who make themselves respected, who impose rules, who defend Rome when needed, who put their face to it.
If Pirlo can be a ‘maestro’ in Turin without any experience, with Nedved and Paratici at his side, it is not clear why in Rome such a long-term project could not be done. Zibi then is a great professional as President of the Polish Federation, and a big romanista. Totti and DDR to bring back city pride with values, the people enthusiasm for these colours.
In the meantime, Tiago Pinto has just arrived, poor fellow, crushed by two unlikely matches, now he immediately finds himself debating with the Friedkins about what to do. The team manager and the mutiny story, whatever happened in the aftermath. On the transfer market, the club will have to intervene, the ruturn of El Sharaawy seem likely now with right back Reynolds.
The repetition with La Spezia is the watershed. Fonseca will be sacked if he doesn’t win. Last call, last chance. So, head down and pedal. Speak little, close social networks, be professionals, you are all well paid and privileged. We ask for commitment and sacrifice for this shirt. With humility and respect. It doesn’t take much. Thanks.