Fonseca: We won an important match

Thu 04 March 2021 | 10:50

The Giallorossi boss is delighted with his side’s performance in their Wednesday match against Fiorentina.


won their Serie A match against the


with a 2-1 result.

Leonardo Spinazzola

scored the opener for

Paulo Fonseca

’s team in the 48th minute, but he nullified his good work with an own goal in the 60th minute which leveled the game for Fiorentina. However, Roma continued their dominance throughout the second half and managed to get the match-winning goal with

Amadou Diawara

's strike in the 88th minute. In a post-match interview, Fonseca has spoken about his team’s performance.

“It was a difficult match, we won largely due to the excellent second half performance,”

Fonseca told

Sky Sport Italia


“We had other opportunities and were solid defensively. It was very important that we get the win this evening.

“After the defeat to Milan, the team reacted well. It’s important for us to understand what we need to improve and how we must react to setbacks.

“It was a great attitude and team spirit this evening. I think we won an important match for us. It’s true we have made mistakes against the big clubs, there’s always something missing, but we have to work on those elements.”

Asked about Diawara’s match-winner, Fonseca responded:

“Diawara had been out for a long time, then Gonzalo Villar was doing well, so it was difficult to find playing time,” continued Fonseca.

“Diawara came back in the Europa League and he played really well today, not just because of the goal, but his overall performance. I am glad to have this extra option if he is in good shape.”

source: SportMob