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Fonseca refuted Friedkins' outburst: 'It's a big lie'

Wed 02 December 2020 | 14:10

Paulo Fonseca countered Roma president Dan Friedkin's changing room upheaval after the Giallorossi's thrashing by Napoli on Sunday: 'It's a lie and I can't accept it.'

AS Roma

lost a 4-0 away fixture at Naples on Sunday and reports in Italy had asserted the Giallorossi's chairman

Dan Friedkin

firmly scolded the squad in the changing room after the game was finished. 

“That’s not true,” Fonseca said at a press conference on Wednesday.

“I want to say more. Since I’ve been here I’ve always had respect for the work of journalists, but this news is a big lie. It’s not serious, and I can’t accept it.”

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in Europa League tomorrow. Will Edin Dzeko and Lorenzo Pellegrini be seen on the pitch? 

“We’ll see tomorrow, they stayed on the sidelines for quite a long, we need to keep an eye on their fitness and make the best choices, we’ll see tomorrow.”

The two sides are competing to be the leader of

Europa League

group A.

“The result is always the most important thing, but the performance counts too. The team must do the usual work, play normally, without focusing on the Napoli game. The analysis is over, that’s another match and we play to win.

“First we need to understand what happened, but without drama. We lost a game but the players have understood and remain confident. The result against Napoli does not change anything, the atmosphere remains good and I have no reason to doubt.

“I try to be always balanced when I speak. One thing is the analysis that I do with you, another one is the analysis that I do with my players.

“Everyone understood and I have no problem telling them what I think. But this analysis is reserved for the team.”

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