Roma is not getting better. On the contrary. After Cagliari we thought we could see something else, at least from the point of view of concentration. And instead in Europe – where Roma has done well so far – the team shows little hunger and suffers another defeat in Plzen, city of beer.
The qualification already in the pocket can not be an extenuating factor. There were the pride of a team towards a city at stake, temporarily silencing the controversy. And above all 2 and a half million euros prize by Uefa for the victory. Nothing. We have not seen anything. Only lazy players with no commitment, no fighting spirit.
Players who do not talk in the field, who knows if they talk outside the field. Olsen was not helped by his teammates in Cagliari while on the ground. The Greek Manolas yesterday showed himself to the angry fans after the final whistle, putting at least his face out, while the others wandered in the field and then quickly gained the way dressing rooms, including the “Roman-Captain” Florenzi.
Di Francesco has his responsibilities, after all it is his duty to motivate the troops to deliver the goods it in the field. We fear that he too has lost the last hope. The post-game interviews of the technician and especially of Manolas suggest that the team is not united.
But we want to continue to hope. Last year between November and December Roma was in deep crisis just like now. People asked for the head of Eusebio, Dzeko and co. Then in January the rebirth, the incredible performances with Chelsea and Barcelona, the semi-final with Liverpool and the run-up in the league culminated with the third place. I want to be optimistic and think that everything will be sorted out again this time. Genoa, Juventus, Sassuolo, Parma and Torino. At least 10-12 points. Last train. For everyone.