Joy and pain. It’s been a bumpy road so far. A big win at the San Siro, now another defeat comes at home, after Atalanta. This time with Betis Seville, partly because of bad luck but also because of our mistakes.
It was the direct match to try to recapture the Spaniards at the top of the Europa League group standings. The game had gone well, on the right track with taking the lead over a penalty, but then a few negative episodes ended up penalizing us. Above all, the goal of possible doubling failed by Cristante and the great save by their goalkeeper on Dybala’s volley.
Roma goes to alternating current, ups and downs, but with a positive constant, precisely Paulo Dybala, simply extraordinary with his plays, once again the absolute protagonist. The same cannot be said of his comrades in the ward. Abraham struggles and works but hardly ever succeeds. Zaniolo perhaps even worse, never sharp, irritating at times and not very intelligent given the angry reaction that also costs him the red card in the final minutes. Pellegrini is also not having a good time. The captain, absent with Betis, has mostly physical problems. Even Celik, too, who came out injured. Hard now is even securing second spot.
Despite everything, the ranking in s positive in the league, but thanks above all to Dybala and Smalling. We need to be more cynical inside the box. The team lacks the performance of the other top players, anyone from Spinazzola to Rui Patricio. We need a great performance in Seville. But first there is Lecce, we need to regroup immediately, it is too important to remain hooked to the top zone in the league, then we go to Seville to take back the stolen goods. Mou, take care of it!