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"We couldn’t string three passes together"-Fonseca on Roma defeat

Mon 30 November 2020 | 5:28

<p style="text-align:left">In last night&#39;s game between Roma and Napoli, Giallorossi could not repeat its last few matches&#39; excellent performances and lost by four goals. Roma had not lost in their previous 11 games and had won their last five games. <span style="font-family:verdana,arial; font-size:12px">Paulo Fonseca </span>believes <span style="font-family:verdana,arial; font-size:12px">Roma</span> &#39;didn&#39;t show courage and did not do anywhere near enough&#39;.<br /> &quot;<em>Quite simply, we didn&#39;t show enough courage and did not do anywhere near enough to earn a result against Napoli</em>,&quot; the coach told Sky Sport Italia.<br /> <em>&quot;We weren&#39;t the best team in the world before this game and we are not the worst now. Every match is a test for this team, not just against the biggest opponents.<br /> &quot;It certainly wasn&#39;t a good performance, as we lacked aggression, lacked courage, so we need to learn from this and correct our mistakes next time.<br /> &quot;We didn&#39;t close the lines, we weren&#39;t tight or aggressive enough, so we made it easier for Napoli. The strange thing is, we started really brightly, but then after that we couldn&#39;t string three passes together.<br /> &quot;Napoli are a great team, but we made defensive errors that gave them confidence and we were always struggling from then on. When we did have the ball, we gave it away again almost immediately and that allowed Napoli to go on the counter.<br /> &quot;Our defence became a back five and sat too deep. We invited Napoli to go wide and then our defence wouldn&#39;t be aggressive enough. We had a lot of problems especially down the right channel. The five at the back remained in their zones, their positions and that can&#39;t be right.<br /> &quot;Edin Dzeko was out for a while, he played a little bit in Romania on Thursday, but was not in the best condition.&quot;</em><br /> Napoli changed the name of San Paolo Stadium to <strong>Diego Armando Maradona</strong> in honor of its legendary number ten.<br /> <em>&quot;All those who love football and saw Maradona play felt this was a different day, but once the game began, we focused on that. I don&#39;t think that influenced the result.&quot;</em></p> <p style="text-align:left"><strong>Follow <a href="https://sportmob.com/en" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(60, 141, 188);">Sportmob</a> for the <a href="https://sportmob.com/en" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; text-decoration-line: none; color: rgb(60, 141, 188);">latest football news</a>.</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left"> </p>


source: SportMob