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Sunday November 8 2020
Fonseca: ‘Ambitious Roma’

Paulo Fonseca praises Roma after the Giallorossi’s 3-1 win over Genoa: ‘We didn’t change despite the absence of Edin Dzeko.’

“Today we played a great game,” the Portuguese coach told Sky Sport.

“We showed great personality and we deserved to win. We had four or five clear chances to score and we were always focused at the back.

“They scored on our only mistake. It’s important to feel this commitment.”

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Saturday November 7 2020
Fonseca: 'Roma approach won't change'

Paulo Fonseca insists Roma’s general approach ‘will not change’ despite starting Borja Mayoral in place of COVID case Edin Dzeko against Genoa.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

This will be the first game since hitman Dzeko tested positive for COVID-19, leaving limited options upfront.

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Thursday November 5 2020
Fonseca: 'Roma made it look easy'

Paulo Fonseca was almost more pleased with the clean sheet than the goals in a 5-0 Europa League win over Cluj. ‘The brace will help Borja Mayoral’s confidence.’

It was plain sailing from the opening minute at the Stadio Olimpico, with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Roger Ibanez, Borja Mayoral and Pedro Rodriguez.

“There were many positives, and it’s always important to keep a clean sheet,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday November 4 2020
Fonseca 'worried' about international break

Paulo Fonseca admits he is concerned about the international break in relation to the COVID situation and warns Roma about Cluj.

The Portuguese tactician spoke at a press conference ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against the Romanian club.

"They are very strong team,” Fonseca said.

“They have a specific way of playing and they do it well. They are aggressive on the second balls and last season they were in the same group of Lazio. They qualified and Lazio didn’t. Cluj haven’t lost in 15 games.”

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Monday November 2 2020
Report: Roma players get day off

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has rewarded his players with a day off after the 2-0 win against Fiorentina on Sunday.

The Giallorossi convinced against the Viola last night and the Portuguese tactician has, according to PagineRomaniste decided to give his men a breather after a hectic calendar so far this term.

The report reveals Roma will return to training at 10.00 UK time tomorrow, when La Lupa returns to Trigoria to prepare for the home game against CFR Cluj in the Europa League on Thursday.

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Sunday November 1 2020
Fonseca: 'Smalling leader for Roma'

Paulo Fonseca admits Chris Smalling’s return has affected Roma confidence in defence and attack after their 2-0 win over Fiorentina. ‘He is a leader.’

The Giallorossi certainly looked more confident than Thursday’s 0-0 Europa League draw with CSKA Sofia, but it was also the second game with Smalling in the starting XI and second consecutive clean sheet.

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Sunday November 1 2020
Roma: Fonseca's house robbed

Paulo Fonseca’s house was robbed on Friday while the Roma coach was in Trigoria to prepare the upcoming Serie A game against Fiorentina, reports in Italy claim.

Several reports in Italy state the burglars stole several watches and other precious objects worth around €100,000.

According to reports in Italy, Fonseca was in Trigoria when the theft happened while his wife and his son were in the Capital’s city center to do some shopping.

Nevertheless, Fonseca and his family were left ‘shocked’ by the robbery.

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Saturday October 31 2020
Fonseca: 'Fiorentina for top seven'

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca believes Fiorentina ‘can finish in the top seven this season’ ahead of their showdown on Sunday evening.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“I decide on the defenders game by game, we’ll see tomorrow if Chris Smalling can start or not,” said Fonseca in his press conference.

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Thursday October 29 2020
Fonseca: 'Roma played without intensity'

Paulo Fonseca admits Roma ‘played slowly and without the right intensity’ in their Europa League stalemate with CSKA Sofia.

It was a disappointing performance and result, as once again the lack of strength in depth was all too evident, but this time even introducing the big guns failed to shake things up.

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Wednesday October 28 2020
Fonseca: ‘Smalling and Mayoral will start’

Roma coach Paolo Fonseca confirms Chris Smalling will start tomorrow’s Europa League clash against CSKA Sofia and insists he trusts Borja Mayoral.

"It will be important to have the right attitude. CSKA Sofia won in Basel, they are a strong team. They have physical strength and have strong players in the one-on-one," Fonseca said at a press conference.

“They have many positive points, we must be focused and have the right attitude and not to let them take confidence.”

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