Roma win Derby over Lazio, Edin Dzeko: “This win is for Fonseca.”

John Solano

Roma were victorious in the latest installment of the Derby della Capitale thanks to their 2-0 victory over Lazio.

Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pedro, who scored a late wonder-goal, handed manager Paulo Fonseca his first (and final) Derby win over their bitter city rivals.

The Portuguese tactician will depart the club at season’s end, with Josè Mourinho tabbed as his replacement.

Discussing the result at full time, striker Edin Dzeko revealed that the team dedicated the victory to their departing manager and to Roma supporters.

“This result brings a bit of joy,” stated the Bosnian to DAZN.

“We know this wasn’t the best season, but the Derby is the Derby, we want to do everything possible to win. We suffered a bit but we deservedly won.”

“The manager asked us if we could go out and win this one for him because it would be his final home game. This victory is for him and for the supporters.”

Next, the attacker commented on the club’s appointment Mourinho, who signed a three year deal with the Giallorossi.

“He’s already brought an incredible amount of enthusiasm. Rome is a difficult environment but the club couldn’t have done any better, he’s a winner.”

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