Fonseca: We won’t change based on results

Sat 27 February 2021 | 14:05

Roma boss says he doesn’t consider Milan to be in ‘crisis’ ahead of their Sunday match.


have been hit hard by injuries this season.

Edin Dzeko


Roger Ibanez


Chris Smalling

, and

Davide Santon

will miss the team’s crucial match against

AC Milan

on Sunday.

Paulo Fonseca

has been forced to experiment with different combinations in the team’s defense due to injuries. However, he has almost revealed how the backline would look like against the Rossoneri.

“I can tell you that Spinazzola will play on the left,”

Fonseca said in a press conference.

“We have not tried Stephan El Shaarawy as a centre-forward, but if needs be, he can play there. Last week, you asked me if El Shaarawy could play as a full-back, now as a centre-forward!

“Smalling is doing better, I think he can return next week. Kumbulla trained over the last two days and will be in the squad.

“We have a specific identity and don’t change based on results. Against the big or small clubs, we always want to start building from the back.

“I saw no anxiety in my men, just the desire to put in a great performance.”

Asked about Milan’s current form and their recent results, Fonseca responded:

“They are having a great campaign, perhaps not at their best lately, but I saw all their matches. If you watched their defeat to Inter, you’ll know they played well, created chances and the performances aren’t different, just the results.

“I don’t believe in this so-called crisis at Milan. What I saw is a strong and aggressive side that creates scoring opportunities. They aren’t getting the results they hoped for at the moment, but we’re up against a team that wants to win.”



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