Roma’s defensive fragilities were on full display once more this evening during their 3-1 loss to Inter.
The Giallorossi’s defeat versus the Scudetto winners was the twelfth in Serie A this season, while their tally for conceded goals rose to 56 — their worst marks since the 2012/2013 campaign.
Despite another poor result, outgoing manager Paulo Fonseca thought the scoreline was harsh on his side, who created a number of goalscoring chances.
“Given the chances we created, I think this result is a bit exaggerated,” he said to Roma TV.
“The team showed character and personality in attack, it wasn’t easy against the best defensive team in the league. We expected Inter to sit back and counter, which is exactly what they did.”
Adding, “They made the most of their opportunities.”
The Giallorossi will be back in action on Sunday to face city rivals Lazio. Even though his side have nothing to play for, Fonseca claimed his team are motivated to give supporters a Derby victory to end the season.
“We really want to give the fans a gift (by winning). We’ll look to recover a few players ahead of Sunday, but the team is motivated to win.”