Roma humiliated by Lazio, Fonseca: “We didn’t lack courage, they defended well.”


Roma manager Paulo Fonseca rued his side’s mistakes in their humiliating 3-0 loss at the hands of Lazio in the latest edition of the Derby della Capitale this evening.

The Giallorossi were outclassed throughout the night on the pitch while on the touchline, Lazio manager, Simone Inzaghi, stifled the Portuguese tactician for all ninety minutes.

The defeat draws even more questions about Fonseca and his inability to win against the big clubs in Serie A. Following this evening’s loss, his combined record against Juventus, Inter, Lazio, Milan, Napoli, and Atalanta has fallen to an abysmal three wins, seven draws, and nine defeats.

“After their second goal, it was tough for us to get back into the game,” he said to Sky Sport following the match.

“We conceded two goals in two non-dangerous situations. This match can be summed up by their two goals in the first half coming from two mistakes.”

He continued, “I don’t think we lacked courage. Lazio stayed very compact and defended well, they didn’t leave much space behind them. We tried to attack, but couldn’t find space.”

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