Fonseca ahead of Juve-Roma: “Fuzato and Calafiori will play”.


Roma boss Paulo Fonseca appeared on Roma TV ahead today as his side faces Juventus tomorrow in Turin. Here’s what the Portuguese boss had to say:

What sort of rating would you give the season now that you’ve finish 5th? How big of a disappointment is it not to be in the Champions League next season?
I have always said that we have to take stock at the end of the season, I will speak at the end without problems. But we still have a game tomorrow and the Europa League ahead of us.

Could Calafiori start tomorrow? Would you like to have him in the roster next season?
He will play tomorrow, it is a good opportunity to see him at this level.

Pau Lopez is going through a complicated moment, is it a physical or psychological problem that he must recover from? Is Mirante an option against Sevilla?
I have total confidence in Pau Lopez, he had a good season. There is no problem.

We saw Cristante with Diawara against Torino. Are you experimenting with alternative solutions for the match against Sevilla given that Veretout is suspended? Could more offensive players like Pellegrini or defensive players like Mancini be used?
I’m thinking about this and the best options. Cristante and Pellegrini are in the best position to play there against Sevilla, but I’m not considering putting Mancini back into the midfield.

Will Pellegrini at least be called for the match against Sevilla?
Yes, I’m confident in this.

Will we see Fuzato tomorrow?
Yes, tomorrow he will play.

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