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Roma's Fonseca: 'I don’t want to think about Milan'

Wed 24 February 2021 | 14:13

AS Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca emphasizes, they don't reflect on their next Serie A face-off against Milan and uncovers Stephan El Shaarawy will play against Braga tomorrow.

"El Shaarawy will play tomorrow, he is ready," the Portuguese manager said at a press conference.

"It will be hard to recover Smalling and Ibanez, Kumbulla is closer to a return."

Roma secured the away leg with a 2-0 win in Portugal a week ago; however, Fonseca accepts that the work isn't done. 

"Braga are a strong team. We must have the right attitude to face them. I know their mentality well, they want to change this result. It's not over yet."

Will

Javier Pastore

get back to acion? 

“Pastore remained for a long time on the sidelines. It was important for me to have him close to the team, but he’s slowly recovering the best condition. I think he might be ready to come back, but it’s important to me to have him around." 

Federico Fazio and Juan Jesus played in the Benevento game, however they were avoided from the She-Wolf UEFA list. So they are not accessible in

Europa League

“I made a choice and I can go back. We’ll play with those who can. Fazio and Juan Jesus played well on Sunday, I am satisfied with their performance,” Fonseca claimed.

Then the Giallorossi will be back in

Serie A

action and face Milan next week. Is this the first definitive moment for Roma this season?

“Every moment is decisive since the very first day of the campaign. We can only think about tomorrow. It will be a tough game. I don’t want to think about Milan. We must qualify for the next stage and then think about Milan.”

 

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