Tuesday November 12 2019
Fonseca: 'Mkhitaryan will help Dzeko'

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be close to a return after the international break and Roma coach Paulo Fonseca feels the Armenian "could help Edin Dzeko."

The attacking midfielder has been out with a tear in the adductor muscle and has missed nine matches for the Giallorossi.

Since the Armenia international has been out through injury, the Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko has only scored once, in a 2-1 win at San Siro. Now Fonseca feels the return of Mkhitaryan could help Dzeko find the back of the net regularly again.

“I think the return of Mkhitaryan would help him a lot,” Fonseca told the Corriere dello Sport. “And the international break will help us with the recovery of Henrikh.”

Roma are sixth in the League, two points behind Cagliari in the top four, and Fonseca is satisfied with his players’ performances.

“I’m very happy about how it’s going so far. It’s a shame about the loss to Parma, because we didn’t want that,” he added. “I’m satisfied and optimistic. We can’t forget that we have started a new project and we need to have patience. We are doing our best.”

The Giallorossi are welcoming Brescia to the Olimpico after the current international break and need to bounce back from back-to-back losses across the Champions League and Serie A.

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