Roma manager Paulo Fonseca was delighted with his team’s display following their 3-1 victory over Crotone this afternoon.
The Portuguese technician urged his team not to look past Crotone during his pre-match press conference and warned that they could cause problems for his team if they didn’t keep their focus.
It didn’t take long, though, for Roma to impose themselves as they hammered Giovanni Stroppa’s men for three goals in the first half.
“We put in a very serious display,” stated Fonseca. “We respected our opponent and played a very good first half. We then managed the result in the second half very well.”
“We played a very good match, we wanted to win and now we can focus on the next game. We must prepare the same way for Inter as we did for today’s match, the opponent shouldn’t matter.”
The Roma boss was then asked about Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who had added to his season tally with another goal and assist.
“He’s one of the smartest player’s that I’ve ever managed, he looks for space like few others do,” he said to Sky Sport.
Before signing off, though, Fonseca sent his well wishes to Roma executive Morgan De Sanctis, who was involved in an auto accident late last night and had to undergo emergency surgery to remove his spleen.
“I’m very sad for what’s happened to Morgan but I hope he can return soon. We know that the operation went well so hopefully we can see him soon.”
This message was later echoed on social media by midfielder Jordan Veretout, who dedicated today’s victory to the 43 year-old former shot-stopper.
“This is for you, Morgan! Get well soon, we’ll be waiting for you,” wrote the Frenchman.
De Sanctis is expected to make a full recovery following the operation.
— Jordan Veretout (@JordanVeretout) January 6, 2021