First half with Torino at very good levels with a rediscovered Karsdrop on the right flank. The usual amnesia incidents remain after the double advantage gained, the only flaw of this Roma team yet clear improved under many points of view. A problem that persists that of not being able to finish off when the opponent is on the ground. “Killing the opponent when he is about to die” as the Juventus coach Allegri said metaphorically a few days ago. In short, finish off the match prematurely to have a certain tranquillity. But a good reaction came after Torino equalised 2-2, with El Sharaawy putting Roma ahead again. Three key points, given the results of Lazio and Inter.
Finally, things start to turn in the right direction, positive results and good play. We had said it. Roma will recover. It is the Roma of young wonders. From Zaniolo to Lo. & Lu. Pellegrini, via Under, Kluivert, Cristante and Riccardi. A young and very strong team in perspective, if the club could keep them all. It would be a shame indeed, but we believe that at least one player will leave, and that will be Cengiz Under. But Zaniolo’s position is the one that most to worry. In only a few games he showed he has everything to be a great player. Roma will extend the contract and put a buyout clause, but when the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester with knock on Trigoria’s doors with stratospheric offers, can the club resist?
That said, we have discovered a young team with enormous potential, but in order to win we need a right mix, with players of experience and charisma. The Roma seen recently can aspire to good heights. A strong central defender to support Manolas – and not in his place -. Atalanta’s Mancini would be great in perspective, but it also we need one of experience. In midfield a player like Barella would be ideal, much more dynamic than Nzonzi. But if there were no conditions in January, Roma must still sign players in those sectors.
Now we try to recover the form of certain players like Dzeko and the rest of the injured like Captain De Rossi. Next match in Bergamo against a strong Atalanta team on form. We need to show character and resilience at Stadio Azzurri D’Italia. Winning there would be a real coup. Very difficult yes, but let’s go there without fear. This Roma will not be up to Juve and Napoli standards but can play with all the others. Third place included. Forza Roma!