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Wednesday June 24 2020
Fonseca: 'Dzeko best I worked with'

Paulo Fonseca admits Edin Dzeko is ‘the best striker I have ever worked with’ after his brace of volleys allowed Roma to overturn Sampdoria 2-1.

The Bosnian hitman scored one with his left and the other with his right, finishing off fine balls over the top from Lorenzo Pellegrini and Bryan Cristante.

“We cannot forget that was our first game in over three months,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday June 23 2020
Fonseca: 'Roma must concentrate'

Paulo Fonseca urges Roma to stay ‘concentrated and focused’ on tomorrow’s meeting with Sampdoria, but won’t try a three-man defence yet.

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

This is their first match back since the lockdown, but despite confessing to some experiments with a three-man defence in training, the coach insists they will start with four against Sampdoria.

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Monday June 22 2020
Zaniolo closes in on return

Roma attacker Nicolò Zaniolo closes in on a return to the pitch and has reportedly appeared in a training match with the youth team.

Sky Sport Italia has revealed that the Giallorossi youngster, who suffered a cruciate ligament injury in January, has returned in full training and even played a training match with Roma’s Primavera side.

He completed the full workout session with youth coach Alberto De Rossi and participated in the match at the end.

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Sunday June 21 2020
Fonseca: 'Serie A exciting and attacking'

Paulo Fonseca has a plan to get Roma accustomed to playing behind closed doors and urges ‘everyone to watch Serie A, an attacking and exciting league.’

The Giallorossi will make their comeback after the lockdown on Tuesday evening against Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico.

“It’s going to be difficult playing at the Stadio Olimpico without the passionate Roma supporters, so on Monday we’ll try training at the stadium in order to get accustomed to the atmosphere,” the coach told Portuguese Sport TV.

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Wednesday June 17 2020
Pedro agrees Roma deal?

Chelsea winger Pedro is reportedly all set to join Roma after agreeing a two-year contract with the club.

Pedro was thought to have sparked an internal conflict at Roma between President James Pallotta and sporting director Gianluca Petrachi.

However, Corriere dello Sport assures he will put pen to paper on a contract until 2022 worth €3.5m a season.

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Tuesday June 16 2020
Fonseca: 'Roma can reach the Champions League'

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has claimed the Giallorossi ‘can’t give up’ on the Champions League and revealed Serie A ‘surprised him in a positive sense’.

The Giallorossi coach had led his team to fifth in Serie A before the interruption and is slightly concerned ahead of the resumption, seeing the numbers of injuries to players and lack of intensity.

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Monday June 15 2020
Fonseca: 'Kluivert is Roma's future'

Paulo Fonseca has urged Roma not to sell Justin Kluivert to Arsenal, calling the winger someone he is ‘counting on for the future’.

Roma were reportedly prepared to send Kluivert in part exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Fonseca is hopeful of keeping the flying Dutchman far beyond this summer.

“They’re different,” he told Publico.pt when asked to compare Justin to his father, former Milan and Barcelona striker Patrick.

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Thursday June 11 2020
Pallotta: 'Delighted with Fonseca'

Roma President James Pallotta says he ‘could not be happier with Paulo Fonseca’ as the coach celebrates a year in charge of the Giallorossi.

Fonseca arrived from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer after a season during which he led the Ukrainians to a third domestic double and Roma were troubled by turbulence on and off the field.

Although he has struggled to mount a Scudetto challenge this term, he has won praise for his overall approach and Pallotta believes his club will be ‘very lucky’ if he stays long enough to leave a legacy.

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Thursday June 11 2020
Fonseca expects an 'intense' run-in

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca encouraged the fans to ‘unite and ‘fight’ with the Giallorossi during an intense run-in: “Your passion is the most beautiful gift.”

Fonseca’s men extended their unbeaten run to four games with a 4-3 win over Cagliari ahead of the interruption and currently trail four-placed Atalanta by three points in the Portuguese tactician’s first season in charge at the Olimpico.

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Friday June 5 2020
Fonseca: 'Roma made dream come true'

Paulo Fonseca says Roma have made his dream of ‘coaching a big European club’ come true and that he now has his eyes on silverware.

Fonseca moved to Roma last summer after having won three domestic doubles with Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Giallorossi failed to put up a challenge for the Scudetto or Coppa Italia in his first season at the helm, but they could still end up with the Europa League.

“I’ve been lucky enough to become whatever I wanted to be,” the 47-year-old told Roma TV.

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