Fonseca: ‘I was alone in Rome. Italy, Portugal is not just CR7. Watch our talents’

Fonseca: ‘I was alone in Rome. Italy, Portugal is not just CR7. Watch our talents’
Fonseca: ‘I was alone in Rome. Italy, Portugal is not just CR7. Watch our talents’

In an interview with the newspaper La Repubblica, the former Roma coach, Paulo Fonseca, returned to talk about his two years in the Giallorossi and the experience he had in the capital: “To my daughter, who interviewed me for school, I told the most beautiful place in the world. I loved walking around it and enjoying every corner of the city. ” Roma he said: “I have lived the most difficult period of the club’s last fifteen years, with the corporate transition. I was alone, even though both Petrachi and Pinto were my allies. “Then he also revealed a transfer market anecdote:”I wanted Barella, I spoke to him twice on the phone to try to convince him. ”

“Italy are more of a team, but Portugal are strong and it’s not just CR7”

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“I was hoping that both Italy and Portugal could go to the World Cup,” said Fonseca, speaking of the playoffs for the last entries to the World Cup in Qatar. However, at least one of the two national teams will not be able to qualify, having been drawn in the same group (together with North Macedonia and Turkey). Analyzing the two teams, Fonseca said: “Portugal is strong, coach Fernando Santos did a great job but sometimes we lacked being a team, a collective and a mentality of work, which instead were Italy’s strength to win the European Championship. “According to the former Giallorossi coach, however, Portugal remains a very strong national team, which does not depend on Ronaldo alone:” He is the best marker of history, but now there is a generation of strong players, playing in the best clubs in Europe“. And when asked who will cheer him on, he replied with the usual elegance that has always distinguished him:”I am very attached to Italy, but I am Portuguese …“.

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