Sunday March 31 2019
Pallotta: 'No more alibis'

Roma President James Pallotta pointed criticism at Monchi and Eusebio Di Francesco, but told the players to “stand up and show they have balls. No more alibis for anyone.”

The Giallorossi suffered two consecutive Serie A defeats to SPAL and Napoli under caretaker manager Claudio Ranieri.

In his brief statement on the official Twitter feed, Pallotta implied the blame was on now departed Coach Di Francesco and director of sport Monchi.

“Everyone knows what’s gone wrong this season and that’s why we had to make changes. But the time for excuses is over,” said Pallotta.

“The performance against Spal wasn’t acceptable and today was even worse. These players have to stand up & show they have balls.

“No more alibis for anyone."

The 4-1 home defeat to Napoli is a massive blow to their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

A win today would’ve taken them within a point of Milan, who were beaten by Sampdoria yesterday.