Fonseca pleased with late Roma comeback, laments “fatal” twenty minutes against Inter


Roma boss Paulo Fonseca praised his side’s reaction following their 2-2 draw this afternoon against Inter at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Giallorossi and the Nerazzurri shared the spoils in the Italian capital after Roma grabbed a late equaliser against Antonio Conte’s men, who scored two goals in the second half to take a 2-1 lead.

“It’s difficult for me to comment on this match, we had a good first half but we had a major drop-off,” said the Portuguese tactician to DAZN.

“After their second goal, we went back to playing like we did in the first half, but those 20 minutes in the second half were fatal. They changed the positioning of Vidal and Brozovic and we got too stretched. However, we finished the match playing like we usually do.”

He continued. “Cristante was decisive when he entered the game, he did very well. The market? We’re not looking for a defensive midfielder, we have Veretout, Villar, Diawara, Cristante, and Pellegrini — they can all play in that role.”

The Giallorossi’s next league fixture will be another important one: the Derby against their bitter, city rivals Lazio.

“They’re a great team so it will be tough. We have to think about where we can improve and what we’ll have to do for all 90 minutes in order to have a good performance,” concluded Fonseca.

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