Fonseca discusses tomorrow’s Crotone clash: “We’re not looking ahead to the Inter match.”


Roma manager Paulo Fonseca was adamant today that his side cannot look past tomorrow’s league clash against Crotone as this weekend’s showdown against Inter creeps closer.

“The match against Sampdoria was a physically tolling match for the team. We don’t have much time to recover, but I’m not thinking about any other games beyond tomorrow’s,” he asserted.

“I’ll possibly change two or three players, but the team’s overall intentions won’t change, I have confidence in the guys. We’ll see tomorrow who ends up playing.”

“I talked to the players, we can’t just look at the table to judge Crotone. They’re a good team with a lot of quality and courage.”

The Portuguese tactician was then asked about the transfer market following the arrival of Tiago Pinto, the club’s new General Director, in Rome yesterday.

“Tiago and I are always talking. He knows the players and names that I think can improve the team. We have several names we’re considering so we’ll see what happens. He and I are constantly talking.”

He continued, “I don’t want to talk much about the transfer market, we are working together to improve the team. I don’t want to talk about specific names. If someone joins then I’ll talk about them.”

Fonseca then addressed his team’s injury situation and revealed that he thinks Leonardo Spinazzola will recover in the coming days.

“Leonardo is recovering well and I’m confident he’ll be ready for the game against Inter. Mirante and Santon are recovering, too, but they won’t be ready for tomorrow.”

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