In the league, Roma have not lost since early January , from that still burning defeat against Juve. Then again only in the Italian Cup against Inter. A long positive streak ever since. All very well were it not for those many draws. The intermittency trend continues, some great games, some good wins but then many other poor performances.
In the last three games with Vitesse, Udinese and again with the Dutch, the team did not play well and did not shoot on goal. Only in the last seconds, almost always scoring with Abraham, 21 goals so far, with numbers already at the level of Batistuta and Montella. Qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Conference League is a relief given how we got there. So much suffering for a result that led to today’s draws against Bodo Glimt. Deja vu. The best opportunity to get revenge and sweep away the norwegians to get in the semifinals.
However, too many hiccups for a team that too often denotes obvious technical and personality limits. But also some player’s position. Zaniolo and Pellegrini in the first place, it must be evaluated. Roma today is also this. We just have to hope that Mou finds the way as soon as possible. For sure next year the club will have to intervene to further strengthen the squad.
A playmeaker like Pizarro or De Rossi is what we need, first. Mourinho is aware of this. But also the Roma supporters, who for now have understood and loudly supports the team regardless. The victory with Vitesse brings us to the quarter-finals of the cup, but also an extra boost, the awareness that with Lazio it will not be a match like any other. A Derby is not played, it is won. Come on. Daje Roma!