Fonseca remains encouraged despite loss to Juve: “We came here and played our game.”


Roma manager Paulo Fonseca refused to get down on his team as he analysed the Giallorossi’s performance this evening in their 2-0 loss to Juventus.

The defeat means the Andrea Pirlo’s men have leapfrogged Roma in the Serie A table and is also another red mark on the Portuguese technician’s overall record against Italy’s top six sides.

“We did well throughout the match, not just at the beginning,” explained Fonseca to Sky Sport.

“Let’s remember who our opponent was, Juve defended incredibly well. The team that scored more goals ended up winning. However, we had the courage to come here and play our game.”

“I think all of the players did well. I didn’t expect Juve to play so deep — I believe they wanted to press more but we didn’t allow them to do so. Though, we made several mistakes when it came to our crossing and decision making with out passes.”

“There’s no moral victories in football but I’m proud of my team, they showed a lot of character.”

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