“Roma reacts positively after the derby ‘blow’. It does so in a dramatic fashion at the Dall’Ara stadium in Bologna, in front of many Roma fans. It was a convincing performance by the Giallorossi. A win with relative ease fuelled with personality despite two glaring chances for Bologna that could reopen the game at some point. But Roma managed to capitalized all that created and controlled the game easily afterwards. Cynical and concrete for once. Goals by Fazio, Salah and Dzeko sealed the win. The opposition saw the usual Mattia Destro with a grudge, but it was not enough this time. So, a clear victory to keep up the race, the chase of Juve still open, despite everything. And tonight a look at Lazio-Napoli, chasing Roma instead.
For the rest, we can only comment on the words of Luciano Spalletti, who still again highlights the fact that Roma could have achieved more this year, was not the numerous injuries, the January transfer window as missed opportunity. The denoted his thought, including a superficial management by the American owners.
Indeed he may be right here, also because despite having failed all of the key games of the season we recognize that he also made a small miracle with 11/13 players to rely upon all season. But at the same time, we thought that with the departure of Sabatini he had more power in choosing players. But then they ended up buy him no one.
One could also mention that those on the bench are almost always remained mostly on the bench. When there was a need and possibility of someone to rest and catch his breath, he hardly made changes. Most of the subs were made towards the end of matches, even when a win was almost certain. When Bruno Peres seemed unfit to be a regular for a long time, he always played him, and only now and realized that is better to leave him on the bench. Not to mention Gerson, Vermaelen, Mario Rui, Grenier and Francesco Totti. Practically almost never used. So, you can ‘say that at least 5 elements were never taken into consideration by the technician, generating a negative impact in the long-term. You’re right dear Luciano, like this you cannot win.
At this stage, the important thing is that a decision has been taken and communicated, so that the new Monchi era can begin, with or without Spalletti”.
Stefano Sale @asroma.ie