Paulo Fonseca was in no mood to celebrate Roma’s 2-1 win over Hellas Verona. ‘I did not like Nicolò Zaniolo’s attitude. He did not help the team.’
A contentious Jordan Veretout penalty and Edin Dzeko header proved decisive, despite a spectacular Matteo Pessina back-heel flick.
“It’s always difficult to face certain teams,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia.
“I think we won well this evening, although we should’ve killed the game off earlier by making the most of the opportunities that we created. Pau Lopez barely had a save to make.”
There was some tension in the closing stages when Gianluca Mancini was spotted shouting at substitute Zaniolo.
“He was absolutely right to do so, because Zaniolo must do more to help the team,” noted Fonseca.
“He has to realise that when he comes off the bench, he has to help the team and I didn’t like his attitude today because he did not help the team. I am not satisfied with this attitude.”