Edin Dzeko gave a scathing analysis after Roma crashed out of the Europa League in defeat to Sevilla, but was his complaint aimed at Paulo Fonseca?
AS Roma crashed out of the Europa League. The Italian side was well beaten by Sevilla of Spain.
Julen Lopetegui dominated Paulo Fonseca’s side in every facet fo the game, and the Giallorossi’ captain Edin Dzeko was just as unimpressed with every part of his side’s performance.
Speaking after the two-nil defeat it appeared that he lays the blames squarely at the feet of the decision-maker, which can only mean his manager.
He told Sky Sports Italia:
“Everything. Everything. We were never in the game, from the first to the last minute.”
“They ate us up in every area. They were better prepared, played better, in better shape. Everything.”
“They pressed us, we wanted to play the ball and it wasn’t possible. They would have a couple of passes and then a long ball over the top.”
“Maybe we didn’t notice that it wasn’t possible to play it out from the back and should’ve used me as a target man for long balls, but we tried that for 90 minutes.”
“On the strength of this performance, we have a very long way to go. We’ve got to ask ourselves some serious questions. I am disappointed because we didn’t play at all well and were never in the game. That’s a real let-down.”
It appears his manager does not disagree.
“We deserved to lose, Sevilla is better than us and showed it on the pitch, our opponents they played better and we have to accept their superiority.”
“I am the man responsible, without apologies, but we must also see the reality: at this moment Sevilla is better than us.”
After such a shambolic display and obvious mutiny in the ranks, will Roma’s new owners give Fonseca more time and money to carry on the project, or is a change coming in Rome?
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