Raspadori’s goal, one point in three games, seventh place in the standings, overtaking Lazio and a climate of resignation that clashes with the eve of a quarter-final in the Europa League. Bitter Easter in Trigoria where big words would have flown between coach and team. An unscheduled match, but required in light of the Giallorossi moment.
Thus, in the presence of general manager Pinto, Fonseca had a confrontation with the players. The reconstructions of Corriere dello Sport and Gazzetta speak of big words and a clash between the two sides. Reconstructions promptly denied by the Giallorossi company which, through Ansa, explains: “Roma categorically denies the reconstructions relating to episodes of tension in the locker room that today would have seen the Giallorossi players, the coach Paulo Fonseca and the GM Tiago as protagonists. Pinto. No discussion before the session this morning at the resumption of training, but as said by the coach in the post-match against Sassuolo the will of the club is to continue fighting on both fronts: the championship and the Europa League “.
An eventful Easter that almost overshadowed Thursday’s match at Ajax. A decisive match, the first of any five that can lead to the conquest of the trophy, which has become a true seasonal goal. In fact, it is difficult to qualify for the Champions League, with the first five detached and launched in rows of successes that have caused a tear in the standings. Add also the negative balance in practically all the direct clashes: the result is that of a qualification for the Champions League in words and numbers still possible, but in fact very complicated.
A soft Rome, tired, unable to manage the results and very little on the piece that seen with Sassuolo. A disunited team, resigned and looking elsewhere. Fonseca, it’s no secret, is with suitcases in hand and should say goodbye at the end of the season. There are Premier League teams on his trail. Even the eventual (and however difficult) victory of the Europa League would hardly save the Portuguese coach.
The names of the possible substitutes are circulating (Sarri and Allegri above all) and, with renewals of key players to close and revolutions to the staff in sight, the climate seems to almost break ranks.
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