Paulo Fonseca hailed his Roma players for the “response” they gave during their 3-0 win at Istanbul Basaksehir on Thursday.
Roma got the job done before half-time, scoring three goals in 15 minutes to leave themselves on the verge of the last 32.
“I’m happy with the response the team gave,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.
“Our performance was positive in terms of attitude and courage, and I’m happy with how all my players fared.
“We had no possibility of making lots of changes because we’ve had many players unavailable and many of them are returning now.”
Lorenzo Pellegrini was hit by a coin and needed bandaging up, but the coach assured he was “fine”.
“He’s fine, there are no issues with him.”
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