Zdenek Zeman praised Roma’s fightback in Siena and saw it as a sign of their fitness levels improving too.
“Today the team played well. We were a little slow in the first half, but after the break we tried with all our strength to win and achieved it,” he said of the 3-1 victory, their third win on the bounce.
“We were probably in better shape physically than our opponents. It was a better performance compared to the win at Pescara, but we still need to find concentration and consistency.”
With Daniele De Rossi suspended and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo injured, Zeman surprisingly placed Miralem Pjanic on the right side of a trident attack.
“Pjanic did well, as he wasn’t accustomed to playing in the penalty area, but he adapted very well.
“I was also satisfied with the work from Panagiotis Tachtsidis. Francesco Totti put in a great performance, but I am certainly not the first to discover he has remarkable quality.
“The midfielders pushed forward well and in the second half we made the most of the wings.”