Fonseca: “When Roma called, I didn’t think twice. I’m very happy and motivated to be here”.


Newly appointed Roma manager Paulo Fonseca spoke today to Roma TV. These are his words:

“It’s a huge pleasure to be the new manager of AS Roma. I am very happy and very motivated, it is a great challenge. I think that together we can do great things here in Rome. When Roma called me I was very happy. It’s extraordinary to manage Roma so I didn’t think twice. Every great manager has the goal to manage a club like Roma. As I said, I’m happy and I’m motivated. I want to build something special and something different here with my ideas. We can do great things here”.

“I spoke with Pallotta about our ideas and those of the club. It was successful meeting. I felt his support and he was interested in my ideas. The structure of the club made a good impression on me, there’s a good atmosphere. I’ll get to know Trigoria better, but my initial feelings are positive. My experience in Ukraine was great because we won a lot. It’s a different challenge to train in Italy. I’m ready to start working and passing on my ideas with the experience I’ve gained. I’m motivated. I remember quite well the match we lost at the Olimpico, it was difficult for us but the atmosphere at the stadium was fantastic. I hope this can be replicated for every match. That would certainly help us”.

“I have my ideas and I want to apply them. The most important thing is to build a courageous team, this is the main objective. I believe that with these players it will be possible to build a courageous team that has no problems in confronting both the biggest and the smaller teams. I want my players to show courage and also quality in the game they will express. First of all, the team will have to understand my ideas, we will have to motivate the players. They are great quality players and I believe that with our way of playing they will grow more and improve, so the team will also improve. I want brave players because it will not be easy to implement what will be our style of play. I strongly believe in the qualities of these players. We can build a great team”.

“I want to say to the fans that we want to build something special, something that will make them proud of this team match after match. As I said, we will need the support of the supporters. I think that together we can build something great and put forth beautiful football that makes them proud. This is the most important thing. We’re sure the supporters will be in our corner”.

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