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Wednesday July 29 2020
Fonseca: 'I prefer other Roma system'

Paulo Fonseca admits he ‘prefers the other tactical system,’ but adapted to his Roma players and turns his focus to the Europa League after securing fifth place.

This evening’s comeback to beat Torino 3-2 was enough to guarantee automatic entry into the Europa League group phase for 2020-21.

“The team feels much more confident and secure, we created numerous chances to add more goals this evening,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday July 28 2020
Fonseca: 'Not many Roma changes'

Paulo Fonseca warns he ‘won’t change much’ in the Roma line-up ahead of a trip to Torino. ‘It’s going to be difficult, but we want to win.’

It kicks off on Wednesday at 20.45 UK time (19.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“The lads are motivated, a little tired, but this is an important game,” Fonseca told the official club website.

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Sunday July 26 2020
Fonseca: 'Learning so much' in Serie A

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca confesses he’s ‘learning so much’ from working in Serie A. ‘Teams can play with different systems even within the same match.’

The Portuguese tactician is coming to the end of his first season in Italy and has found it particularly challenging.

“Italian football is different and I am learning so much,” Fonseca told Socios.com.

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Saturday July 25 2020
Fonseca: 'Different Roma and Fiorentina'

Paulo Fonseca tells Roma to expect ‘a very different game’ to the last time they faced Fiorentina back in December and denies unhappiness in the ranks.

It kicks off on Sunday at 18.30 UK time (17.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“The team is in good form, both tactically and physically, so we must try to keep improving on every level,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Saturday July 25 2020
Iachini: 'Roma tactically versatile'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini admires Roma boss Paulo Fonseca for his ‘tactical versatility’ and insists Inter didn’t really trouble the Viola at all.

It kicks off on Sunday at 18.30 UK time (17.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Roma are a very strong side, because they have rediscovered their identity lately and put in some excellent performances,” the coach told the club website.

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Thursday July 23 2020
Fonseca: 'Lots of Roma positives'

Paulo Fonseca saw ‘a lot of positives’ to take from Roma’s 6-1 thrashing of SPAL, with special mentions for several players including Bruno Peres.

Roma returned to fifth in Serie A with a comprehensive victory over already-relegated SPAL, and Fonseca liked his team’s ‘aggression and attitude’.

“Sometimes in games like this, when the other side don’t have anything riding on it, it can be even more dangerous,” he said after the game.

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Tuesday July 21 2020
Zaniolo earns Roma reprieve

Nicolo Zaniolo has been drafted into Roma’s squad to face SPAL tomorrow after Cengiz Under pulled out.

Zaniolo was initially left out of the travelling party to Ferrara, with Paulo Fonseca claiming the midfielder was nursing a calf injury.

However, the coach has now relented after Cengiz picked up a thigh strain and the starlet ‘gave more encouraging answers’. 

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Tuesday July 21 2020
Fonseca: 'No Zaniolo, no problem'

Nicolo Zaniolo is not included in Roma’s squad to face SPAL, with coach Paulo Fonseca insisting ‘he is injured, that’s it. There is no other issue’.

Zaniolo is still nursing a calf injury according to official sources, but Fonseca singled him out for criticism after Roma’s 2-1 win at Verona last week.

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Tuesday July 21 2020
Report: Zaniolo asks for guarantees

Nicolò Zaniolo’s agent Claudio Vigorelli has reportedly asked for a meeting with Roma CEO Guido Fienga, in search of clarity after Paulo Fonseca’s comments.

The attacking midfielder is one of the most valuable players at the Olimpico and was criticised by the Portuguese coach after a 2-1 win against Hellas Verona.

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Sunday July 19 2020
Fonseca: 'Roma dropped two points'

Paulo Fonseca maintains Roma ‘dropped two points’ in their 2-2 draw with Inter and appreciates the new system with three at the back.

The Giallorossi thought they’d won it after coming back from a Stefan de Vrij header to lead 2-1 through Leonardo Spinazzola and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Spinazzola’s double error gifted Romelu Lukaku a penalty to equalise at the 88th minute.

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