Fonseca happy after Ajax win, defiant with recent media “lies”

John Solano

Roma manager Paulo Fonseca expressed how proud he was of his team after their 2-1 win in Amsterdam this evening against Ajax.

The Giallorossi earned an important away result in their two-legged Europa League tie against the Dutch giants. The pair will square off again next week in the Italian capital as the Italian side look to secure their place in the semi-finals.

Despite his delight with his team’s performance, the Portuguese technician expressed frustration at the “lies” being reported by various media outlets.

He explained to Sky Sport, “I can’t control criticism, I accept it but I just look to do my job. I’m not Italian so I can’t understand it, but why are so many lies being created when Roma is the final Italian squad left in Europe?”

“They created chaos this week with this huge lie. All I can control is the job that my team is doing, so that’s what I’ve done.”

He continued, “Tonight was an important victory for us. There were a lot of tough moment, but the guys played a great game. It was really important for us to win here.”

“It was an intense match, but we managed to do what we prepared for. Scoring two goals is huge, but this affair isn’t over — there’s still another match to do.”

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