Fonseca speaks ahead of Milan showdown: “Kluivert and Zappacosta are ready”.

John Solano

Roma manager Paulo Fonseca spoke early this evening ahead of his side’s showdown tomorrow at the San Siro against Milan. Here’s what he had to say ahead of the match:

Kluivert didn’t feature against Samp. Will he start tomorrow?
I missed this kind of question. We’ll see tomorrow. He didn’t play in the last game due to a bit of fatigue, but he’s ready to play now. We’ll see if he does or not.

What did you admire most about Berlusconi’s historic Milan sides?
Gullit, Van Basten, Baresi and Maldini. I always admired them a lot when I was young. Even the managers were all great. They did fantastic things, it’s one of the most beautiful teams I’ve ever seen.

Do you still have hope for fourth place?
Atalanta is very strong and is doing well. I still have hope, right now all we have to think about is winning our games.

Is the team too dependent on Dzeko?
This observation comes after he scored two goals for us. He is important, but so are our other players. A team does not depend on a single player, everyone depends on each other.

What went wrong in Pau Lopez’s recovery?
His recovery has been normal. He has just now started training with the group. He is not ready for tomorrow’s game, but I think for the next one. It’s been a normal recovery.

Can Mkhitaryan play two games in a row?
He has had a bit of fatigue, but he is ready to play tomorrow.

How is Zappacosta doing?
Zappacosta is also ready.

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