Paulo Fonseca admitted Roma were helped by a ‘perfect first half’ in the 3-1 win against Hellas Verona and was coy on Edin Dzeko’s return to the squad. ‘We’ll talk about it’.
Roma responded with three goals in nine minutes during the first half and ran out as comfortable winners against Ivan Juric’s men, something Fonseca stressed is ‘not easy’.
The rumours regarding the coach’s position has been part of a strange week for La Lupa, as Dzeko was still left out against the Gialloblu.
“I have to maintain great balance. A coach said that all coaches must have their suitcase ready: this is our life,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.
“We scored against the best defence in the League and it wasn’t easy. They are aggressive and very strong.
“I think the team understood that we should have changed our intentions. The first half was perfect, we managed to score three goals against a very strong team.”
The coach avoided the questions regarding the Bosnian captain’s situation and wanted to focus on the team’s performance.
“What matters most, is that the team reacted well after the defeat against Spezia. We are believing and working, all together. This is important.
“What matters most is what the team did tonight. We will have the opportunity to talk, but now the most important thing is to evaluate the performance of these players.”
Fonseca claimed the Giallorossi have shown they don’t ‘depend on’ anu individuals.
“The team are showing that it doesn’t depend on one player. In many games we have chanced and the team have always done well.
“It is good that we don’t depend on just one player. The strength of this team is what we can do together.”
And the coach revealed he puts human principles about the strategic.
“For me, yes. I have principles and values that guide me, and that are very important to me.”
Asked if he demanded an apology from Dzeko: “No, that’s not true.”