Roma boss Paulo Fonseca was left speechless at full time after his team’s 2-0 loss to Napoli.
The defeat is another red mark added to the ever-growing list of poor results for Fonseca against Italy’s big sides. It’s also another blow to Roma’s top four ambitions as they aim to return to the Champions League.
“Perhaps we don’t have the mentality to fight against these teams. In the first half, I saw a team without courage, but then it changed in the second half,” he said to Sky Sport.
“We played and took the initiative in the second half and it was a totally different game. But we didn’t exist in the first half because we lacked courage.”
He continued, “We are all responsible for this. Why didn’t we play in the first half instead? It is a question of mentality.”
“In the first half, I didn’t see a team wanting to play, we were passive. Everything changed in the second half, but why? I believe it is a question of mentality and attitude. To be clear, I am not saying that I am not responsible.”